How to be an Owner in an Interview

I came across some of the best job interview advice I’d ever heard this week (from my friend Logan): When the interview is coming to a close, take charge for a second. Say “You’ve seen my resume, and we’ve spent an hour together – what concerns do you have...
Kurt Vonnegut on The Reward of Learning

Kurt Vonnegut on The Reward of Learning

When I was 15 I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of “getting to know you” questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject?...
How to use the 80/20 rule in your work

How to use the 80/20 rule in your work

In 1896 Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, made a unique observation while harvesting peas. He found that 80% of his peas came from 20% of the pods. Pareto observed this same pattern in wealth distribution. 80% of the land in Italy was held by 20% of the...
The CIA’s Advice About How to Disrupt a Company

The CIA’s Advice About How to Disrupt a Company

If you were trying to actively disrupt a company’s work, how would you do it? In 1944 the Office of Strategic Services (OSS — a precursor to the CIA) commissioned the creation of a field manual to do just that. This manual had all sorts of suggestions about how...