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 […]

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 […]

How Will You Measure Your Life?

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 […]

2015 in Review

2015 in Review

Every year since 2010 I look forward to the quiet time between Christmas and New Years where I can set aside a couple of hours to review the previous year and be thoughtful about how I want to approach the following year. 2010 was going to be “proactive,” but ended up being a lesson in […]

15 of My Favorite Reads From November 2015

15 of My Favorite Reads From November 2015

This is my effort to provide a little signal by curating some of the best/most interesting posts I encountered during the month of November 2015. I recommend identifying and diving into 2-3 that resonate with you. Focus less on the dopamine rush you get from hopping from article to article and more on how you […]