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90+ Insights from Cal Newport’s Deep Work

If this is your first time reading here, you should know that at the beginning of 2016 I set out to practice self-compassion, become a better leader and become more intentional about where and how I spent my time. Cal’s Newport’s book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” has been instrumental […]

Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project

I have a wonderful life. I’m married to the perfect partner, for me. We are expecting our first child, a son. My parents are amazing and supportive. My sister is one of my best friends. I have a tremendous group of friends from high school, college and since. Many live in the same city I […]

How Will You Measure Your Life?

World-renowned innovation expert, and Harvard Business School professor, Clayton M. Christensen uses the last of day of his class, “Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise,” to engage his students to discuss how the management theories they learn in class can be applied in their personal lives to be sure that: They will be successful and […]

44 Takeaways from Sit Like a Buddha

I spent a large part of 2015 thinking about why we’re all so busy. As a result, I’ve tried to be very intentional about how I spend my time — particularly at the office.  I’ve tried to avoid needless busy work, say “no” more often, avoid as many meetings as possible, and control my calendar […]