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A giant helping of bite-sized reading

If you haven’t read Tamara Shopsin’s book Arbitrary Stupid Goal (published in 2017), stop everything and get a copy immediately. It’s a memoir about growing up in 1970’s Greenwich Village, and her family’s diner/market, known affectionately as “The Store.” The book is structured as a rapid-fire avalanche of vignettes, some several pages, some only a few […]

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How will you spend the longest day of the year?

Summer solstice is here!

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eBooks are expensive for libraries

For libraries, eBooks cost more than physical books, if they can buy them at all.

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Become a better judge of people (and see yourself more clearly)

A few years ago, when I was looking to brush up on my skills in interviewing job candidates, I read a book called Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan. The book’s suggestion is that we can change the way we think about goodness in order to become better judges of […]

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The (successful) formula of the sick system

The sick system has four basic rules.

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Getcha some cheap notebooks

I’ve bought enough fancy notebooks and journals in my life to outfit a small stationery store. And most of them stay empty. It seems like the nicer the notebook, the more preciously you treat what you should write in it (which is basically…nothing). And I’m not the only one…   Today I was sorting through […]

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It’s important to like what you like

The things that you are noticing that other people are overlooking, those are the most important

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I’ll be glad when…

In my first full-time job out of college, I had a boss named Stanley. It was just the two of us in the office. I was still pretty wet behind the ears, and he was an old school entrepreneur in his mid-70s who didn’t like to take orders and could barely operate a computer. We were […]

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Spend out

What if you devote the rest of the year to SPENDING OUT what you already have?

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A big ol’ bunch

Sometimes the best way to add some simple luxury to your life is to buy a BUNCH of something inexpensive.