What is Success?

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer


I’ve been thinking about success a lot recently.

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Documentary Tuesday: “Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time”


Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds in human history. Errol Morris is one of the best documentary filmmakers in movie history. Together, they tell the story of Hawking’s life in this 1991 film, how a man with debilitating paralysis has still managed to change – and explain – the world.

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Flashback Friday Flop: “Money, Power & Respect”


Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. 

This week: The LOX’s Money, Power & Respect (1998)

Puff Daddy and Bad Boy dominated the music industry in 1997, releasing three albums that year – The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, Puffy’s own No Way Out, and Mase’s Harlem World – that combined to sell twenty-one million copies and gave birth to the Shiny Suit Era.

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My Boring-Ass Morning Routine and Why I Won’t Quit My Job

Not my house, but often not far off (photo via)

Nearly every day, I open up Medium and look at the top stories of the day. And, nearly every day, at least one, often two, and sometimes all five, are essays focused on how to be more productive or a story about how to change your life, usually through leaving your current place of employment.

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The Pierznik Monthly Volume 23 (March 2016)


The latest edition of my monthly reading review newsletter.

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Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, Medium, The Cauldron, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Tim Burton’s Batman Films Are Far Worse Than You Remember


Last night was the premier of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first entry in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ attempt to replicate the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film arrives in theaters on Friday and appears to be the closest any live-action film has come to bringing the classic Frank Miller graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, to life.

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