On Changing the World vs. Making it Better

When I was a kid, I was fortunate to have parents and teachers who told me I could grow up and "change the world." Anything's possible - the only limits are your creativity and persistence (they never really tell you about the "luck" part). Wanting to change the world is what drives so many of … Continue reading On Changing the World vs. Making it Better

How to Live & Lead a Rewarding Career (Podcast Interview)

Earlier this summmer I did an interview with David Nebinski for a new Seth Godin podcast fellowship project "Portfolio Career." In it, I shared my thoughts on what it means to have a rewarding career and how you might think about optimizing your pursuit of one. I also talk a little about my own career, … Continue reading How to Live & Lead a Rewarding Career (Podcast Interview)

How to Learn Strategy (When Everything is Strategic)

I happened to be on Quora the other night and noticed a poster asking the question: "What's the best way to learn strategy?" I thought it was a cool (and somewhat daunting) question, so I chimed in and wanted to share my answer here. It also occurred to me that learning strategic thinking has two … Continue reading How to Learn Strategy (When Everything is Strategic)

A Simple Model to Help You Learn Anything Faster

One way to think about life I've always found helpful is to view it as a journey through places, relationships and time in search of meaning and purpose. And, as you'd expect, the meaning you find along with way comes from doing things that feel meaningful -- building important relationships, creating important memories, and accomplishing … Continue reading A Simple Model to Help You Learn Anything Faster