Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence

I began playing organized basketball at the age of six. By the age of ten, I was playing year-round for various travel teams in various leagues, almost always in the age bracket above mine. There was never an offseason. Camps, practices, summer leagues, fall leagues, spring leagues, open gyms – I did it all. WhenContinue reading “Don’t Break the Chain: The Value of Persistence”

10 Books That Are as Valuable as an MBA

You can’t learn everything in school. In fact, many of the greatest lessons are found outside of the classroom. As someone that went to graduate school (twice) and did get an MBA, I will not diminish it by saying that reading some books is the equivalent of completing a postgraduate degree. It’s not. I learned aContinue reading “10 Books That Are as Valuable as an MBA”

Workaholism Is Overrated

“My old man worked hard. All they did was give him more work.” — Larry Wilson, Weekend at Bernie’s There are people that take pride in being the last one at work, their car always in the parking lot, their light the only one on in an otherwise pitch-black office. Their career is their life. They’reContinue reading “Workaholism Is Overrated”

The Work Is What Matters

“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.” — Dwight Morrow As Ryan Holiday writes in Ego Is the Enemy, John Boyd is “one of the most influential strategists and practitioners in modern warfare,” yet he’s “someoneContinue reading “The Work Is What Matters”

The Twitter Reckoning

For those of us that are old enough to remember rotary phones and Columbia House music for a penny, we remember a time when everything was slower. Television news was on once or twice a day and the Sunday newspaper was thick enough to use as a step stool. Back then, it took a longContinue reading “The Twitter Reckoning”