In previous articles we’ve talked about creating your own band of brothers, not just for accountability but for deeper friendships. While many associate the concept of a band of brothers with wartime, sometimes you can form those bonds of friendship with fellow men in unexpected situations which had the most peaceful of origins. The story […]
The basics of negotiation that most of us were taught involve concepts like “getting to yes” or “win/win.” But in his book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It former FBI negotiator Chris Voss highlights negotiation not as a specialized skill for the boardroom, but something that’s part of your everyday life: […]
“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself” is a quote from Tony Robbins, and a philosophy that Tim Ferriss lives by, as shown in his most recent book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World. The book features […]
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 […]
Human disasters from storms at sea are covered so extensively in the news these days that we might forget that not only are storms are a regular part of the weather cycle, but in parts of the US, they are regularly expected. A particular region even has a type of storm named after it: a […]
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 […]
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