The Executive Mind
On growth, business, entrepreneurship, career, finance, wealth, and balance. Sometimes it's enough to survive but if given the opportunity, thrive.
- Fool's Gold: When the Obvious Choice Is an Uneducated Mistake: See beyond the obvious opportunities and make educated choices.
- On Technical Literacy: There is a baseline required technical knowledge, and that baseline is continuously being upgraded.
- In the Dojo of Life, the Leader Goes First: Leaders are meant to be followed, bosses give orders to be followed.
- On Luck: Curiosity Is What Reveals Those Lucky Opportunities: A curious person is always looking for something new to learn, and it is in that "looking" where one stumbles upon luck.
- On Forward-Thinking: Seeing With Eyes Unclouded by Fear: Subtle things are subtle until they are obvious to everyone. During that transition, empires will fall and new ones will rise.
- On Creative Zen: Hayao Miyazaki: No scripts, no outlines, no rules. Miyazaki yields himself to the process and allows it to flow through.
- Cartoonists on Creativity: Advice on creativity and producing interesting work daily.
- The Philosopher's Guide to Self-Cultivation: A list of useful aphorisms from some of the best minds in history. Refine thyself.
- Getting There and Being There: Warren Buffett and Chance the Gardener on the Myth of Success: There really is no "there," and if there is, we are already in it.
- Dirt Career Advice: Mike Rowe: Why you should ask a dirty guy for career advice.
- On Two Mindsets: Which Will You Feed?: Growth and fixed mindset: a short story.
- That's Only the Tip of the Iceberg: The Hidden Logic of Success: What we do not see is what we might call the hidden logic of success.
- Ira Glass: Imagine Quality Without Good Taste: There is a gap, between your taste and the quality of your work. Only time and practice can close that gap.
- The Lion and the Shrimp: Turning Weakness Into Strength: Being called a "shrimp" is meant to mean we are weak, but learning how to use our weaknesses as our strengths is our greatest act of defiance.
- Happy Productivity: The Five Mental Factors: These are the attitudinal changes an individual must make if they want to be both productive and happy.
- All the Things That Remain to Be Done: If you want to get things done, make it about actions, not inherent abilities.
- Untangling Complex Situations: Stay Calm and Overcome Life's Obstacles: Life can get complicated, strategies help you overcome them.
- The Rule of Five: Level Up: Power is temporary. Time runs out, and so does value. Create a new source of power every five years.