A Document, A Scanner, and A Text File Walk Into a Bar

Taking what worked in real life and making it digital works. It gets the job done, sure. But it's not the best way to be doing something. Companies, employers, and soon-to-be-founders need to think about new ways of meeting and new ways of doing other, normal, "in-real-life" tasks, and turning them into a digital-native experience.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger | Book Notes

At all costs, you must be willing to innovate the way you do business and what your company delivers; "Innovate or Die" mentality.

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick) by Seth Godin | Book Notes

Winners never quit is an incorrect statement; they do quit, they just know what to quit and when.

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek | Book Notes

The adaptation of an infinite mindset will result in more innovative products and higher performing teams and will see their competitors not to be beaten, but to learn from them.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcom Gladwell | Book Notes

Tipping Points can be caused by the right people, with the right information, in the right context; all we have to do is find those variables.

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell | Book Notes

How hard you work and chase opportunities most others don't chase.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein | Book Notes

Being able to think and solve problems in a general sense allows for innovative breakthroughs and discoveries in a niche field.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport | Book Notes

This book is a must read for any knowledge worker. Newport gives practical strategies to rid the noise and distraction from your life without having to move to an island in the Pacific. This book is on my re-read list every few years.

Show Your Work by Austen Kleon | Book Notes

A short read, but interesting nonetheless. This book doesn't have a ton of practical insights, but gives some motivation to show what you're doing in public. An interesting argument and helpful for someone like me who is so young and feel like I haven't "accomplished" anything yet.

How to Make Better Long-Term Decisions

Some life decisions have seemingly negative first-order outcomes, but something positive lies within the second and third-order.

A Preacher, a Prosecutor, and a Politician – Which One Are You?

In his latest book, Think Again, Wharton professor and organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, introduces three personas most people embrace when challenged to make a decision. They either turn into a preacher, a prosecutor, or a politician.

Goodhart's Law: Don't Make Your Measure a Target

Goodhart's law states that once a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

The Not-So-Secret, Secret Power of Incentives

In the words of Ben Franklin, "If you would persuade, appeal to interest and not to reason."

The Canada Principle - Netflix's Secret to Success

A year and a half after Netflix launched, there was a big problem with its user base. No one was renting DVD’s and that’s an issue for a DVD rental company.

One Idea That Changed the Way I Think About Content Creation

As of 2019, YouTube had over 31 million channels. That’s 31 million content creators, idealists, go-getters, and executers putting their message out into the world.

The Rule of the 150

The limits of human potential is an important thing to know. Imagine if we didn't know our limit for breathing underwater. A lot of us would die. Or, imagine if we didn't know we could fly. Good luck with that, Amelia.

The Two Laws of Productivity

Everyone seems to have the latest, "10 Tips for Productivity" or, "5 Habits to Getting More Done" anywhere you look on the internet. Although these tips and habits are helpful, we can get so lost in trying to be productive we forget to actually be productive. With all the latest tips and tricks on the market, it's hard to know where to start.

4 Philosophies of Deep Work

Your deep work philosophy will help you schedule deep work sessions that work the best for you. According to Cal Newport, there are four of them.

The Dramatic Impact of Good Policing

What do you think drug dealers want? Although it’s a rather important question, I bet you’ve never thought about that before. What do you think a cop’s goal is? Well, it would depend which department you’re asking.

5 Mistakes People Make With GTD

The Getting Things Done Method (GTD) is the classic approach to commonplace productivity. It resonates with people 30 and under, as well as those who are 31 and above - not very common for most “philosophies”.