Another whirlwind year.Continue reading “My Very Best Writing of 2018”
There are only a few things that have really changed my life. My children, certainly. My wife, of course. There are maybe one or two others that could be included — business school, for example — but one thing that I would include in that category without hesitation is the website CreateSpace.
“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 “someone most people have never heard of.”
The fact that Boyd is unknown is fitting, because his lasting legacy is a speech he gave to scores of young officers that has come to be known as the “To Do or To Be” speech:
It’s tempting to try to jump on a trend.
I’m willing to bet that many of us that (try to) write have seen a post that looks like it wasn’t very difficult to write go on to do big numbers and major engagement.
I know I have.
I read it and thought to myself, I can do that.
So I did it.
Today, this blog reached 100 followers and so I wanted to take just a moment to thank all of you that subscribe. I’m truly grateful.
Even if you realize it’s hard, it’s still far harder than you realize
“I should write a book.”
It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.
It’s common in popular culture to claim that someone is ruining their legacy.
I know what you’re thinking.