Influence

What The Pandemic Taught Me About People

Covid was the ‘Great Revealer.’ It showed the true character of countries, cities and people. It exposed weaknesses and strengths in various economies. Covid brought allies together while at the same time broke families apart. Perhaps it was more of the final straw for situations …

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What I Learned After Reading ‘Greenlights’ by Matthew McConaughey

‘Greenlights’ is a memoir of sorts by Matthew McConaughey — the cool, somewhat enigmatic actor from Texas who, against the odds, made it big in Hollywood only to leave Hollywood and head back to Texas. McConaughey keeps it honest in his memoir. There’s no over-dramatizing …

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The Most Underpaid Professional Athlete of All Time?

As a hard-core basketball fan who grew up watching the Bulls win 6 championships, I thoroughly enjoyed the first two episodes of ‘The Last Dance.’ They were nostalgic, and listening to Michael Jordan reminisce about the Bulls’ run was pretty cool. However, more compelling than …

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Forgetfulness Can Be a Superpower

Ryan Holiday is a marketing guru, student of the stoics, rancher, and from all the podcasts, content, and books I’ve read of his, a pretty grounded family man. I just finished his latest book, Stillness Is The Key, this past week and wanted to highlight …

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12 Months is Not Much Time – A Guide to Resolutions

Bill Gates is an incredible strategist, inventor, and entrepreneur. His brilliance has made him billions of dollars and also helped saved thousands (perhaps millions) of lives. Beyond that, I’m really impressed with Gates’ pragmatic way of approaching/solving big, global problems… he’s a realist, yet has …

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Losing Your Edge? Change the Scenery

For the first time before leaving for a work trip, I was anxious, and reluctant to go. I’m typically pumped when traveling for work. It often presents the opportunity to help in the building process of a project, close a deal, meet other entrepreneurs, get …

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How to Get to Paradise

Peering into the water of the South Pacific with snorkel gear wrapped around our heads while rapidly kicking our flippers in a fight against the current, my wife and I were in the middle of one of the coolest experiences of our lives. Directly beneath …

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