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...
Keith Ferrazzi on Being Vulnerable

Keith Ferrazzi on Being Vulnerable

Being vulnerable is nice to talk about, but extremely difficult to actually do. Keith Ferrazzi (the author of one of my favorite books, Never Eat Alone) shares a wonderful story about the benefits of being vulnerable, despite the risk and difficulty: Recently I...