Navigating the geography of a creative life requires a compass – not a map. It’s something you design without any instructions to follow or boxes to check off. There are no prerequisites or roadmaps that…

According to an article in the New Yorker, “Moleskine-style” notebooks have been produced since the 1850’s, by small French bookbinding companies, and distributed in Paris bookstores. They were used by Picasso, Hemingway, Van Gogh, and…

Selfie: How We Became so Self Obsessed and What It’s Doing to do Us by Will Storr Summary This is the most important book I’ve read in 2018. The more research I do on how social…

Every piece of career advice you’ll ever get talks about the value of a mentor. Successful founders and business owners will often allude to their mentors in conversations. Naturally, everybody who doesn’t have a mentor…

The great thing about having a 12 week year is that the deadline is always near enough that you never lose sight of it. It provides a time horizon that is long enough to get…

Buy the Book Listen to the Interview Summary I came across this book when it was referenced in another book I was reading. I was intrigued by the title because I went to an elite…

The survival of any creator, brand, or business depends on their ability to stand out in a sea of noise. Anything that doesn’t stand out will eventually become irrelevant, commoditized and ignored. There will always…

If you talk to any prolific writer or successful entrepreneur, you will find they make it a point to capture their ideas. In your lifetime, you will likely have thousands of ideas. As I wrote…

Through social media we have a continual window into the lives of friends, pseudo-friends, and celebrities. And what we see is not some unvarnished peek into their world but a highly idealized image that they…

How Writing for an Hour a Day Can Improve the Quality of your Life When most people think about developing a writing habit, they imagine having to spend countless hours in a quiet room isolated…