The main problem with this great obsession for Saving Time is very simple: you can’t Save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.
Fact-based decision making is crucial in today’s world. Whether it is in business or your personal life data and facts are necessary to support quality decisions. The issue is that most people have a skewed outdated worldview.
Starting a successful business is a dream of many entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs. Building a company of your own that provides value to others and pays you at the same time... what is not to like? Yet most people dream of starting businesses versus actually going out and doing it. Questions like where do I get... Continue Reading →
In school, I would often get the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson confused. Who was it that ran around a lightning storm with a kite? And which one authored the Declaration of Independence? As I am a fan of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger I learned that one of Charlie’s heroes is Benjamin... Continue Reading →
I finished Meditations by Marcus Aurelius a few days ago and have been reflecting on the Stoic ideals he discussed. Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who followed Stoic philosophy and wrote his own personal experience and take on the philosophy. What is Stoicism? Stoicism is a philosophy that focuses on virtue as the primary... Continue Reading →
Grit - what do you think of when you hear the word grit? Is it a professional athlete's video montage of their extra hours in the weight room mastering their craft (shout out to Eric Thomas's videos)? Or a persistent student pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Grit is a characteristic that we associate... Continue Reading →
Growing and marketing a technology company is different than other industries. New technology often is misunderstood, mischaracterized, or simply too technical for most people to understand. How do you grow a technology business like Salesforce or YouTube? In Crossing the Chasm Geoffrey Moore discusses how the notion of the hockey stick growth, the up and... Continue Reading →
Setting your own hours, being your own boss - oh the life of an entrepreneur. You can do what you want when you want because you are the boss. Right? Not so fast says Ben Horowitz in his book The Hard Things about Hard Things. Horowitz talks about his time as CEO of Opsware a... Continue Reading →
The information age has changed global society by providing instant access to information, content, goods, and services. It has altered how our world works and who holds power. Now the tiny little smartphone in your pocket can do more than the most sophisticated computers of decades past. Technology has given people specializing in math, science,... Continue Reading →