Freakonomics Peak Project

Freakonomics Peak Project

This morning I listened to the new Freakonomics podcast, How to Become Great at Just About Anything, and was especially intrigued when they announced an…

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Stop playing product games

Stop playing product games

I run a small business and we use a lot of different vendors for a variety of products and services. But last week we had a run-in…

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Lessons learned from McCormick’s pepper

Lessons learned from McCormick’s pepper

Pure. Ground. Black. Pepper….It’s black gold. Not really. But prices are up. With global demand for pepper increasing, especially as China and the Far East…

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Creativity is like evolution in your hands

Creativity is like evolution in your hands

Evolution is cosmic creativity. You know, they are the same thing. Creativity is like evolution in your hands. This is why creativity is such a great…

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The movie of you

The movie of you

Everyone has their movie theater story. The woman who talked through the entire movie three rows behind you. The teenager texting on his bright screen….

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My investment in Sun Basket

My investment in Sun Basket

My girlfriend and I like to have a lot of control over what we eat. We also like to cook. For the first year we dated,…

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

I recently finished Cal Newport’s Deep Work and was impressed by his thesis: 1) deep work matters – especially in a world where most knowledge workers…

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Becoming a venture capitalist

Becoming a venture capitalist

An old friend from my Stanford days asked me about the venture capital industry in silicon valley and I wanted to post a heavily modified…

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The war of art (quick taste)

The war of art (quick taste)

What follows are the section headers from the first book of Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. It’s a fantastic read about Resistance. Resistance is…

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Do a lot of work

Do a lot of work

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because…

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