The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016

In 2016, my wife and I purchased our first home, welcomed our first child into the world and, as part of the day gig, I led (or otherwise worked on) cause marketing alliances that raised more than $3.7 million to help end cancer. As you can imagine, that didn’t leave as much time for reading […]

Don’t Be The Workhorse

Don’t Be The Workhorse

  This is a cautionary tale. One as old as time. A bright future You land that job that you think will be the perfect fit. As part of the hiring process, they promise you plenty of growth opportunities. You take them at their word and you work your ass off. You come in early. […]

How Expensive Are Your Meetings?

How Expensive Are Your Meetings?

Remember, says Jason Fried, there’s no such thing as a one-hour meeting. A 1-hour meeting with 8 people is an 8-hour meeting. That is 8 hours that something else could’ve been getting done. And what are those 8 people’s salaries? If those 8 people make $100,000 a year, that’s at least $50/hour. Eight people x $50/hour […]

90+ Insights from Cal Newport’s Deep Work

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

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 […]

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

“Gary Vee is a douche man. How can you like that guy?” a friend once asked me. “Have you seen VaynerMedia’s Glassdoor ratings? Nobody likes working there.” Maybe Gary is a douche… Hell, maybe I’m a douche and that’s why I like him. I don’t know. I know I still watch clips of his keynotes […]