Every young boy occasionally dreams of being shipwrecked and living like Robinson Crusoe: hacking survival out of the wilderness, getting by on wits, hard work, and a bit of luck. Films like Cast Away take a look at the other side: the bitter loneliness of isolation; a reminder that it is not good for man […]
The subtitle of this book is “The Impact of the Highly Improbable” and since the book’s initial release the term “black swan” has become a commonly used term to describe unforeseen events that have outsized impact. Such Black Swan events include the 2008 Financial Crisis or the 2001 New York terrorist attacks. In a world […]
Simple and easy ordering of products online with delivery within days (and even hours) is something we are very much used to these days. But there was a time when such an idea was a novelty, and that time was when Tony Hsieh first invested in Zappos. He believed in the concept and the team […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a time of year when many of us are thinking about gifts and those close to us, and what we probably know subconsciously, but have never articulated fully, is that all of us feel differently about gifts. For some, physical gifts are very meaningful, and for others, “presence is the best present.” Gary Chapman’s […]
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