I DON’T Want To Play A Game – On Losing By Default

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” — Niccolo Machiavelli Playing power games and office politics sucks ass. Unfortunately, if you want to achieve your goals, sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Otherwise, you lose by default. My mom worked in geriatric care when I was a kid. When she came home she’d talk […]

A Ringing Endorsement – The Power Of Recommendations

“I don’t endorse products, only actions and beliefs.” — Julia Butterfly Hill For those who didn’t read my earlier post “Do U Rly Wanna Know?” the TL;DR is this: Tyler’s new mentor Lea asked him to sign a contract that I had some concerns over. I reached out to my friends Muffy and Preston to see if Tyler […]

Compounding Away – Twice The Time ≠ Twice The Results

“Exponentials can’t go on forever, because they will gobble up everything.” — Carl Sagan When people talk about how amazing the “compound effect” is, I ask them to explain the concept. Inevitably one of two stories pops up. The first one is the story of the water lily which doubles its population in the pond every day. […]