Career Life

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 long time for news to travel and for movements to pick up speed. Things like Watergate or Iran-Contra unraveled slowly, over a long period of time.

That’s no longer the case.

Week in Review

Week in Review (June 3, 2016)


I wrote two things today, so no Friday afternoon screed this week. Instead, enjoy this picture of Philly.


I Miss the Old Medium

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Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.”

– George Washington

I miss the old Medium.

Fatherhood Lessons Life Opinion

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.


Self-Publish Your Book in 2016


When someone learns that my books are self-published, they often sneer as if they don’t exist at all.

Oh, so you’re not really published. Your books aren’t, like, real.

No? If you type my name into the search bar at the top of the Amazon page, you’ll find a list of all eight of my books, ready to be ordered in physical or electronic format, just like J.K. Rowling or Ryan Holiday or James Patterson.

Lessons Life

Howard Stern, Vince Staples, and I

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I recognized the look immediately.


My Very Best Writing from 2015


Overall, 2015 was probably my best year as a writer. A lot of great things happened.

Week in Review

Week in Review (October 30, 2015)


I’m stoked that Halloween is on a Saturday this year.


The Problem with Pursuing Perfection

I made two big mistakes today.

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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, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.