Bunker Hunt supposedly had a two-step policy for success: Figure out what you want, and the price you’ll have to pay to get it. Resolve to pay that price. I guess his philosophy is a bit more nuanced in implementation, but taps on a common theme in life-advice, that the first step to achieving anything […]
Should Future Entrepreneurs Go to College?
If you plan on running your own business empire, should you bother going to school? I reject the common idea that school is a waste of time for potential entrepreneurs. There are good reasons why many entrepreneurs would benefit from education, and the choice depends on your situation. Common Wisdom: School is a Waste of […]
Don’t Follow Your Passion, Do Less to Achieve More and The Magic of the Failed-Simulation Effect
For the few readers who don’t already know, one of my favorite bloggers is Cal Newport. Cal just published a new book which tackles the question of what does it take to be remarkably successful and still have a remarkably enjoyable life. I recently had a spoke with Cal talking about ideas such as: Why […]
Does the Ideal Life Depend on Your City?
I’m Canadian, but I’m currently living in the south of France. And, for the last five months, I’ve been doing something I never would have considered back home. I’m not talking about drinking wine, eating baguettes or speaking French (although I’ve been doing plenty of those things). No, I’m talking about riding a bicycle. For […]