“Am I A Bad Person?” – Well, It’s… It’s Complicated

“You don’t just have good people or bad people. You have complicated people. You have real people.” — Salman Rushdie Sarah’s quitting her job as a physician in less than a month, and she’s been invited to a Christmas party. She tells me about her time there, and how delighted she is to finally be leaving after all […]

(N)ex(t)pert – Why We Keep Searching For The Next Expert

“In long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.” — Daniel Kahneman After predicting the election results in 49 of the 50 states correctly back in 2008, Nate Silver became the go to expert. A position that was cemented in 2012 when he correctly predicted the results in 50 […]

When You Face Death – Everything Else Becomes Secondary

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.” — Steve Jobs I wake up to the sound of banging on the front door. My neighbor’s yelling at me to get dressed and get out ASAP. There’s a fire. This is back in 2010 and I’m living with my cousin in a […]

Extrospection Sucks – 4 Steps To Yield Better Results

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.” — William Arthur Ward On a planet with 7 billion people there’s bound to be times when someone is going to piss you off. They’re either going to say or do something stupid or hurtful, and you’re going to ignore it, […]