I’m concerned about the extinction of voluntary discomfort. I’m not talking about the billions suffering globally in cycles of poverty, displacement, and hunger. I’m talking about the billions who have managed to expunge discomfort from their lives entirely — to their detriment. Sleep at will, eat at will, exercise only when suits, leave the house
Digital marketing is a strange and ever-changing field. Best-practices which are written in stone today can get your account flagged and restricted tomorrow. There’s nothing worse than spending hard-earned thousands on a Facebook marketing
This week, the WSJ published a blowout exposé on pervasive fraud in the AI startup ecosystem. It got zero attention, because the hype train isn’t supposed to get derailed, but we thought the story deserved a redux. I wrote this Letter with Wayfair’s senior algorithms guru and Brandt data science lead Clayton Kim. The thrust of Newley Purnell and Parmy Olson’s
The internet runneth over with travel advice written by vagabonding bloggers that makes a ton of sense if you’re also a vagabonding blogger. It’s simple, they say. Put your merino wool shirts and exoficcio boxers in a neon backpack, find a hostel, and churn out that paid content, brah. For the rest of us, who travel for work as
In elementary school, I looked forward to science projects because they meant time in the basement workshop with dad. Plenty of kids get help with homework from their parents. But not every dad is a mechanical engineer who worked on naval missile defense for Sperry and the black box vibrational control mechanism at Brookhaven National
I’m going to ask you for a favor today. I’m also going to tell you a decent story. In the winter of 2013, I was sick as a dog and wearing a tuxedo in Gary Vaynerchuk’s office. I had just Irish’d early from a fancypants charity dinner and was now pitching my heart out in
Is there a single more consistent workplace complaint than crappy meetings? How many months of your life have you lost under fluorescent lights waiting for the sweet relief of “next steps” to wash over you? What percentage of meetings you attend add value to your work? What percentage of people in meetings really belong there?
You’re in the left seat of a Boeing 737 Max. During initial climbout, the elevator trim starts running down — hard. The cockpit lights up with red CAS warnings. You can see your nose pitching down into the ground. All of your strength on the yoke can’t prevent the attitude change. Your first officer digs out the