Newsletter Nº127

Picture in the banner by Lizzie     I’m penning this issue from the shores of le lac de Genève in Lausanne. I’m here volunteering as a mentor at the fifth annual Seedstars World Summit comprised of 65 startups from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin...

Newsletter Nº126

Picture in the banner from Image ©Bicycle Quarterly; used with permission     In this HBR article from 2014 about Making Business Personal, Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming and Matthew Miller posit that most people divert considerable energy daily to a second job that no one has...

Newsletter Nº125

Picture in the banner from Ass Savers     Back in September, I wrote about how rest is best. Cool story, I know but what is up with getting your best rest? Feeling like the sleep you do get is insufficient isn’t uncommon. But, why is it so...

Newsletter Nº124

Picture in the banner from far ride magazine     Stowe Boyd recently linked back to some of his 2013 writing on social capital in his newsletter. I really dig it. Boyd cites sociologist Ronald Burt & Burt’s 2004 book Structural Holes, The Social Structure of Competition (Harvard...

Newsletter Nº123

Picture in the banner by Martin Donat     “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”― Kurt Vonnegut   Bordering on trite but still mostly right, these top five regrets of the dying have actionable antidotes:   More below...

Newsletter Nº122

Picture in the banner by Alexander Popov     I’ve been a punk dude over 30 for a few year now. Some clichés do apply. Hell, I tweaked my back doing a nose manual on my BMX today…   So you can imagine when one of my all-time favorite...

Newsletter Nº121

Picture in the banner by Neil Gardiner     Consider this dramatically oversimplified formula:   "Life satisfaction = pleasure + meaning"   It is an excerpt from an about a 30min read from Kevin Simler. His A Nihilist’s Guide to Meaning begins decidedly tongue in cheek & crafts a wonderful essay with...

Newsletter Nº120

Picture in the banner by Andrew Gook     “If there’s one rule that applies everywhere, it’s that Irony Doesn’t Scale.” - Paul Ford of Postlight, a digital product studio in NYC. Paul’s post “Irony Doesn’t Scale” stuck with me this week. His ideas on sick vs. well systems...

Newsletter Nº119

Illustration in the banner by Frank van der Sman     This week’s subject is a paraphrased Zig Ziglar quote: Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.   It reminded me of the two kinds of winning I talked about Nº71   Then I read this quote by provocative...

Newsletter Nº118

Photo in the banner by John Braynard     The New Year is two weeks underway & my 1st issue is finally shipping! I’ll chalk it up to 2018 being so great and… being fashionably late ; ) This week’s subject line & theme comes from a Simon Kemp...