The Calm Before the Showdown

The Calm Before the Showdown

The Calm Before the Showdown  Halfway through the story… and in more than a few entrepreneurial journeys, the path narrows to a dark, forbidden cave.    You know, the one with rotting skeletons. Gooey stalactites. Water dripping, a potpourri of foul smells… and the...
Thinking Matters: Here’s Two Ways We Do It.

Thinking Matters: Here’s Two Ways We Do It.

Thinking Matters: Here’s Two Ways We Do It Blogger Tim Urban nails the difference between a cook and a chef by reminding us of one thing—even if he’s kicking ass and serving up heaven on a plate, a cook follows the recipe. A chef doesn’t bother.  Instead of spicing up...
Why Great Mentors Don’t Give Advice

Why Great Mentors Don’t Give Advice

Why Great Mentors Don’t Give Advice When we’re getting advice, it doesn’t matter how good it is.  Most likely, we’ll soak it up in the moment, imagining the benefits, and basking in the positive regard of whoever’s giving it. Priding ourselves on our openness,...
How and How Not to Trust

How and How Not to Trust

How and How Not to Trust There’s a fable so caked with dust that no one knows its origins.  You’ll find variations of it in Russia, Central Europe, ancient Greece, Sanskrit, scrolls from the Persian Empire… and you might even remember it from grade school.  A...
Resistance and the Starting Block

Resistance and the Starting Block

Striving for the best version of yourself isn’t easy… and it’s not the same as playing taskmaster with a thick binder of New Year’s Resolutions.  You know how that goes.  Mid-January finds most people right back where they started. Come Valentine’s Day, even more...