I just finished his biography. Why didn’t I do that a year ago when I started it? Anyway, it rocked. This is news, right?
For a while after he died everybody wrote stories about him. I read as many words in those stories as were in the entire biography (I should have just finished the biography!). They were all trying to sell me on, “Hey, you’re a little like him, too. Maybe you’ll make the next Apple.” And so we all bought the magazines and said, “YES! Tell me how much like Steve Jobs I can be and why I will make the next Apple!”
They forgot something, though.
The next Steve Jobs isn’t going to [click to continue…]
this post will show you how this beautiful thing came to be – and how it proved itself most effective (click the book to get 3 chapters FREE!)
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“Never judge a book cover,” is a cliché attempting to reverse our instinct to make permanent judgements immediately.
When you go on a date you know whether it was a good or bad idea in the first twenty seconds. As soon as you make a judgement you’re probably not going to change it.
Think about how [click to continue…]
Need some motivation?
Be careful what you wish for…
Here’s a compilation of the best motivational and inspirational videos I’ve found over the years.
I absolutely guarantee you’ll cry if you watch all these videos. Definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK – unless you want your co-workers to think you’re some sort of crybaby…
Your internal voice after you’re done crying here…
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(or, how not to have a Homer-brain)
This is a guest post by our friend Mans Denton of The Hacked Mind. You met Mans when I told you about why I’d rather make friends than network. Remember how he sat there sober watching Will and I lose our equilibrium? Well now we’ll find out why.
Nobody has pushed me to take more action to improve my health than Mans. The stories he tells about neurons in your brain and chemicals in your body effecting your mood and appearance make it easy to begin making the changes you already know you should (and some you’d never guess). The story behind advice is more important than you think. A lot of the time we need to be given advice in a
I recently read the massively popular Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha and found myself thinking, “Mans told me about that months ago.” He knows his stuff. I’m going to keep listening to him.
Enter Mans (isn’t that a badass [click to continue…]