It’s been more than a decade since Tim Ferriss’ groundbreaking book with the title he has often said “sounds like a bad infomercial.” While some may not remember the testy (but also exciting) reception it received at the time, the ideas he put forth have since become commonplace and despite the fact that he has […]
Our little digital devices have led us to believe something that is scientifically untrue: that we can multitask. The truth is that our brains simply don’t process information in a way that makes multitasking possible and what is often happening is simply lightning-fast switching between tasks, at severe cost to your brain’s cognitive ability, and […]
One of the elements of our success here at The Gents Place is our values. These values help to define us not just in the workplace, but even after hours in our personal relationships. One of these values, “Be Grateful” is one that resonates with almost everyone, but it can also be the easiest to […]
Until very recently in human society, we often grew up, worked, and died in close proximity to where we were born. This wasn’t just due to custom and tradition; it was a constraint of technology. As the Industrial Revolution provided inexpensive means to travel and relocate, and monetary and climate shocks caused migrations, society necessarily […]
It’s hard to believe that with all the talk of “side hustles” that there was no book by that title before Chris Guillebeau recently wrote Side Hustle. In a related play, John Warrilow named a podcast after a book he had written years ago, Built to Sell. Both of these podcasts feature men who have […]
The idea of “finding your purpose” is not a new one, but the fact that it’s popular discussion at a corporate level is in part due to one man, Simon Sinek. Sinek has authored several books, but the two most prominent are Start with Why and Find your Why. While book sales are one way […]
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