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Read like a Gent: Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink

While you may not have read his first book, you have probably heard of Jocko Willink.  He’s graced the cover of Success magazine and been asked to speak and consult around the world.  He also launched his own podcast after being pushed to do so by Tim Ferriss, who conducted two different interviews with Jocko […]

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Podcasts for Gents: Masters of Scale and Startup

Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever, and in this article we would like to introduce you to two podcasts that look at both ends of the spectrum: the venture-backed startups and the hustle-till-you-make-it startups.  There are lessons to be taken from both types of startups that will not just help you if you are interested […]

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Ethereum vs. Bitcoin

Some time ago we explained the hype around Bitcoin (which has mostly surged in value since the time of that article).  Some of our members have been hearing about Ethereum and wanted to understand the difference between it and Bitcoin.  This article will explain those differences and consider what lies ahead for cryptocurrencies in general. What’s the […]

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Podcasts for Gents: Order of Man and How I Built This

Today we are going to look at two podcasts that focus on building.  All gents can enjoy the pleasure of creating something and watching it grow and flourish, be it some project in a garage or a group you curate or a business you establish.  There is something elemental about building and creation and the […]

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Standing Desks: Help or Hype?

You may have heard some recent scientific studies that coined “sitting as the new smoking.”  While it is true that sitting for too long can be bad for your health, it’s not clear that the instinctive opposite reaction – to simply stand up for long periods of time – is the right answer.  Let’s look […]

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Read like a Gent: So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport

“Follow your passion,” right?  Wrong, says Cal Newport.  The muse for his excellent and thoughtful book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You is none other than Steve Martin, who when he was asked for the steps necessary for others to follow in his footsteps, simply replied, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  You don’t […]

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