Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

There’s a beautiful piece of writing, by the pianist James Rhodes, which after reading several times I’m only now beginning to truly appreciate. It’s a heartfelt request to forego at least some of the trite habitual activities that inhabit part...

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Reverse Undercover Boss

Reverse Undercover Boss

Here’s a scenario involving you. But it’ll never happen.  The CEO of your company gets picked to be on the TV show Undercover Boss and goes undercover disguised as a new employee in your company, and you are one of the few people that are...

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Half Your New Goals Will Fail (If You’re a Badass)

Half Your New Goals Will Fail (If You’re a Badass)

My first boss was a badass, and he was the smartest person I’d ever met. Bill Briggs was so much smarter than me, that it took me decades (of life and work), to realize that the one thing he said that seemed obviously wrong at the time - was...

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Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

Scientists know quite a bit about the human brain. And more importantly, they know about your brain (yes, your specific brain). It weighs just over 3 pounds, makes up just 2% of your weight and contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons)...

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A Billion Hours of Accidental Love

A Billion Hours of Accidental Love

Einstein famously said, “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” But Richard and Betty James certainly can blame gravity for their success. It was 1943, and Richard was an engineer solving a problem for the US Navy. He was trying to...

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The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)

The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)

Of all the things I never learned in school, here's something that should go right up at the top. That’s saying something, as it seems like there’s a million things I didn’t learn in school. It’s pointless to blame the teachers for not teaching...

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