Let It Go – On Letting People Have Their Stories

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” — Abraham Maslow So, I have this thing. It’s a somewhat annoying habit of mine. For some reason I find myself compelled to tell people uncomfortable truths. Especially when they’re based on false beliefs. As I talk on the phone with an […]

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. […]