What I’ve Been Reading

Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life – I’ve been thinking a lot about what is the best way to learn about history. Reading this book has persuaded me that reading a few biographies, which limit the discussion to a single figure and point of reference, may be easier than more comprehensive sources. This book covers the […]

Top Performer is Now Open

Top Performer, Cal Newport’s and my course on developing the skills to build the career you love, is now open. Over four years ago, Cal and I were discussing two observations about career development. The first, is that having an excellent career depends on becoming really good at things the world values. That’s true for […]

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