Navigating Nutrition: Lessons From Twain and Socrates

Reading Time: ~15 minutes (Or about the average Chipotle wait time) “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” If you feel like you’ve seen this quote somewhere, don’y worry, you’re not crazy (at least not for that reason.) (i.e. You might still be crazy, I’d look … Read More

Give and Take: Adam Grant, My Dad and The Man on The Plane

[Reading Time: 15ish minutes] I was sitting at United gate 98, in Newark International Airport’s Terminal C, waiting to board my flight to Los Angeles.  By dint of flying so much for work, my “status” had gotten me upgraded to first class. Great for the flight, but not quite as fun to absorb the faces of the  economy-classers as they … Read More

The Power of Two: My Brother and Me

Most people do not enjoy the train ride back to New York City from a party-packed, summer weekend at Montauk, NY. I rarely shared in this common view. Any train for me is a great space for focus. But the return trip from Montauk was always a specifically great time for me. It allowed me to return to my more … Read More

Outliers: What Malcolm Gladwell Taught Me About My Own Shortcomings

It took me a while to actually sit down and read the book “Outliers,” by Malcom Gladwell.  Many times I had seen the book referenced, and, having heard so much about it via these secondary sources, I always assumed I did not need to read the primary source.  In fact, I went as far as to indicate or maybe even … Read More

Meditation Part III: Data, Dissent, and Conclusion

This is the third and final post of my inquiry into meditation.  In Part I, I spoke about my introduction and my experience with meditation.  In Part II, we examined the high achievers who credit meditation with much of their success and we debunked certain myths surrounding meditation with the use of a few experts.  In this Part III, we … Read More

Meditation Part II: Social Proof and Debunking Myths

This is Part II of my meditation on…meditation.  Part I focused on my introduction to mediation: what I used to think about it and what caused a change. A confluence of experience, various readings, and word of mouth convinced me that I was missing something. I decided my assumptions were, as they have often proven to be, wanting of serious … Read More

Inspiring the Uninspired: 15 Videos that Give Me the Chills

In a letter to a friend, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1771: “When any . . . act of charity or of gratitude, for instance, is presented either to our sight or imagination, we are deeply impressed with its beauty and feel a strong desire in ourselves of doing charitable and grateful acts also.” Jefferson thought this was as true in … Read More

Meditation: My Introduction

[This is Part I of III.  For Part II and Part III on What the Experts have to say] “When I look back at my life, I am happy to have had what most people would consider a successful life, not only in terms of business, but in my relationships and in lots of ways,” said Ray Dalio, founder of … Read More