I was reading an email from Ramit Sethi this morning and he shared something from an interview that I HAD to share.[Read more…]
Hey friend –
I was on Reddit the other day in r/resumes and saw a poster comment that their biggest struggle was coming up with something original.
And this person couldn’t have been more wrong. Here’s why…[Read more…]
In the movie Black Panther, there’s a foundational moment when the character Zuri explains why he left a child behind to fend for himself in inner city Oakland — after watching the king kill the child’s father.
And to add to that, the man the king killed was his brother…
… and that abandoned child grows up to be the ruthless yet relatable villain known as Killmonger.
The best explanation Zuri could come up with is “we had to maintain the lie.”
He told himself that every day until it ultimately caught up with him and he met his end at the hands of Killmonger.
Now why on earth am I talking to you about a comic book movie?![Read more…]
I came across this Harvard Business Review article on Linkedin a few days ago talking about the differences between how men and women search for jobs.
Apparently, men apply for jobs when they think they’re 60% confident and women don’t apply unless they meet 100% of the requirements.
Why do you think that is?[Read more…]
A reader recently left a comment on the article I shared about how to take notes in meetings like the rich and powerful.
Here’s what she said when I asked what she found to be the most helpful piece of information in the article:[Read more…]
My friend sent me this article about the current best hook man in the music game, T-Pain, cancelling an upcoming tour. And there are all kinds of business gems to take from this, but first a quick clarification…[Read more…]
Here’s something I that caught my eye recently in the Wall St Journal. MBA applications are down fire the fifth straight year. You know why?
The journal didn’t say all of this but if you take a close look you’ll see you can break down the answer into three parts. Part of it is due to higher hurdles in the immigration / visa process.[Read more…]
“If you’re going to throw it, make it count.”
That’s advice I got during a sparring session with one of the black belt instructors at my Tae Kwon Do school.
Since I’m an adult and also… not small… I usually end up paired with an instructor instead of another student for sparring. You learn more but you pay for it with your pride… [Read more…]
I want to let you in on a secret…
That thing you’re doing on Linkedin probably isn’t going to get the result you think it is.
Here’s what I mean. [Read more…]
I hugged a cactus this weekend.
It was a special kind of cactus — one you can’t find just anywhere.
And this particular cactus I was embracing wasn’t on some weekend camping trip in the desert…
… this cactus was actually in a little shopping center right outside of Atlanta, and I plan to keep going back to hug it over and over again. [Read more…]