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Tribalism

At some point in the distant past, there was a woman... Her name was 'Mitochondrial Eve.' That's actually a scientific term. Her daughters, whether due to natural selection or random chance, collectively form the mothers of all humans present in the world today. Here's how this works:

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Mitochondrial Eve . . .

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Planning

May 14, 2016

A few years ago, I got on a reading binge on the subject of time management. It seemed to me as if the most accomplished people I knew had some ace up their sleeve, some sort of secret technique that allowed them to get more done in a day. I don't think that's the case anymore. After reading maybe 12 books and applying various tips . . .

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The Bucket

February 27, 2016

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There's a famous story from Stephen Covey's book, First Things First 1 that goes something like this:

A professor is giving a lecture to a class and holds up an empty bucket. He shows the bucket to the class and asks if it is full. The students, thinking this is some silly exercise, all chime in unison, . . .

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Focus

April 29, 2015

I have been giving a lot of thought to the concept of focus recently as I've worked my way through Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 1.

I've noticed that over a long period of time, the people that seem to get the farthest in life are the ones best able to remove the clutter and distractions of daily living, and focus . . .

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What comes first, the idea or the cofounder?

The classic chicken and egg problem...

March 20, 2015

A few months ago, I put together a presentation for the MVC Club on the topic of cofounders. Putting together the presentation forced me to consider what the germination process for a new business venture actually looks like.

Back when I was in college at The Cooper Union and was hacking things together for the first time, I used . . .

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