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 […]
Summer solstice is here!
For libraries, eBooks cost more than physical books, if they can buy them at all.
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 […]
The sick system has four basic rules.
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 […]
The things that you are noticing that other people are overlooking, those are the most important
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 […]
What if you devote the rest of the year to SPENDING OUT what you already have?
Sometimes the best way to add some simple luxury to your life is to buy a BUNCH of something inexpensive.