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Meditations

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

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 →

Crossing the Chasm

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 →

A Whole New Mind

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 →

Ego is the Enemy

There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance that many grapple with throughout life. I struggle sometimes to portray confidence in myself yet not fall prey to narcissism or overconfidence. Ego is the Enemy provides a new way of objectively looking at your life and dives into the possible outcomes of not actively fighting... Continue Reading →

How Succesful People Think

This is a handy reference guide for different ways of approaching your thoughts. John C. Maxwell goes through different types of thinking highlighting what they are and how they can help you in your life. Maxwell highlights 11 different types of thinking giving examples from successful people of how this type of thinking has benefitted... Continue Reading →

Gamify

Candy Crush, monopoly, chess, Mario Kart, FIFA, giant Jenga… games are a part of our lives from our youngest age. We learn to play games like peek-a-boo before we can even speak to make-believe games to more structured rule-based games like organized sports and board games. As adults, we play games like Sudoku, crossword puzzles,... Continue Reading →

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