Data drives almost every business decision in almost every modern business. Even creative industries like art and music rely on data to figure out what sells to whom for how much and how often. We have access to more data than ever; in fact, if you’ve got a big enough server farm, you can access … Continue reading Quantitative Intuition
There are two things every human craves, according to science writer Will Storr, author of The Status Game. We want to get along and get ahead. In other words, we desire to be part of a group – a very basic human need – and we desire to be admired, to have status within the … Continue reading Winning the Status Game
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Remember that from your high school football coach, or your piano teacher, your personal trainer, or your dad? (The original is attributed to the great Vince Lombardi.) What if they’re all wrong? (Sorry, Vince.) What if quitting is your fastest path to success? By now, everyone’s talking about … Continue reading It’s Time to Quit.
“To stop talking about what the good person is like, and just be one.” —Marcus Aurelius,, If you’re just getting started with Stoicism, Matthew Van Natta’s The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism: Tools for Emotional Resilience and Positivity is a great place to start. He starts out with some ancient history, but quickly goes on to … Continue reading Every Day is a Chance to Practice Being Who You Want to Be
HR experts say that the trend we’ll be seeing in 2023 is something you might not expect: encouragement from your employer to get more rest. The most forward-thinking companies will help their workforce get “proactive rest,” down time that allows an employee to nap, get more sleep, or really shut down from business to refresh … Continue reading Get Some Rest, Says – My Boss?
Research from Wharton economist Judd Kessler shows that how we talk about our work matters to our success. It’s a subject that hasn’t been studied much; performance is, after all, also objective (and that is much easier to measure and discuss. Kessler says, “It’s one thing to answer a question like: how many units did … Continue reading Women Talk Differently about Their Work
In previous posts, I’ve been revisiting Stoic philosophy thanks to an excellent guide for those who might be new to Stoicism: The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism: Tools for Emotional Resilience and Positivity, by Matthew Van Natta. If you’ve recently experienced a loss, the Stoic’s approach to life might be helpful. In fact, the Stoic approach … Continue reading Everything Must Go
They hired you for your experience and expertise, after all. You’re the one closest to the issue. You’ve been on this project for close to six months. You should be seen as the expert. Instead, you hear through the grapevine after the meeting that your director thinks you’re just negative. You’re “dragging down the team … Continue reading Why You’re Labeled as Negative (and What to Do about It)
The new year is the time we make resolutions about almost every aspect of our lives, including our careers. If you’re ready for a fresh start in 2023, here are some ideas to get your career off to a good start. Click here and here to read the previous tips. I’ve always been interested in … Continue reading Three Ways to Get Your Career Jumpstarted in 2023. Tip #3: Invest in Yourself
The Lunar New Year starts January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year) and ends on February 9th, 2024. 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. Years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, and 1927. People born in a year of the Rabbit are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious. Here’s … Continue reading 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit