Why The Best Leaders Encourage Disagreements

I recently listened to an interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast with presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin. One particular story caught my attention: when elected to office, President Lincoln filled his cabinet with his political adversaries, namely the men who ran against him in the contentious 1860 election. Though it seemed counter-intuitive, even at that time,... Continue Reading →

Vacant Mind, Busy Hands

A few days ago, I posed a question to myself and to my readers: If you had a full year and $100k, what would you do? Since that posting, the universe has sent a few signs to remind me to slow down and focus on the next 24 hours, rather than trying to plot out... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #4

What are you up to this weekend? I'm planning on getting settled in the extended stay suite I'll be calling home for the next three months (or maybe my in-laws' house) and squeezing in some extra rest. I just finished watching Breaking Bad and I'm debating what to watch next. I'm thinking season two of Westworld... Continue Reading →

Why Systems Trump Goals

My boss once led a manager's meeting in which he explained the true meaning of project management. Project management does not involve showing up to work, drafting out a to-do list, and then methodically checking tasks off as complete. Rather, a true project manager views every chore in their life, from their daily commute to... Continue Reading →

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