Should I Get My MBA?

Should I Get My MBA?

Should I get my MBA? This is a question a lot of you ask me for some reason. The answer, like most of these types of questions, is “it depends.” Personally, I’m not a big fan of the MBA. The return on the investment for the typical person isn’t worth it, but let’s explore a […]

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

“Truth is simple. Truth is succinct,” writes Kamal Ravikant. To be honest, I don’t remember when I put Kamal’s book, “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” on my reading list. Perhaps it was after I realized he was related to Naval — one of my favorite thinkers whose podcast on Farnam Street I’ve […]

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

It’s no secret to those of you who’ve read this blog and follow me on Twitter that I’m a huge fan of Cal Newport. His book  “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” changed the way I work. And, if you’re curious, I extracted 90+ insights from that book here. The pre-cursor to […]

The Importance of Saying “No”

The Importance of Saying “No”

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful and restorative holiday season surrounded by family and friends. And perhaps a few people you admire and/or learn something from. After all, you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. In fact, one of the easiest ways to level up […]

The Most Common Business Failure

The Most Common Business Failure

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash  What is the most common business failure? Here are the business failures I encounter most often: Hiring too fast Unwillingness to pivot out of a bad plan Managers that think their role is just to attend meetings and delegate (Jeff Bezos fires these people immediately, by the way.) The Most […]

#ManChat’s Favorite Books

#ManChat’s Favorite Books

This summer I hosted four Twitter Chats. These chats, poorly dubbed #ManChat (men don’t chat), often featured between 20-35 men (and a handful of women) discussing a number of topics including: marriage, career, and books. The latter, “books,” generated over 40+ book recommendations from smart men of varying backgrounds. The two most recommend books (5+ […]