People really like having something to root for. Anger and rooting against something works too, but only to a degree. What we really love is an underdog we can get behind. Sylvester Stallone wasn’t getting any major roles before he wrote and acted in Rocky. His idea for the movie centered around how all of … Continue reading Stallone On Making “Rocky”
The first time I read Tolkein was in middle school. Maybe The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were a bit much for a 6th/7th grader, but I was hooked. Hard. It didn’t hurt to have the Led Zeppelin connection either - obviously, this wasn’t just for nerds. The second time I read the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop
If you haven’t been following the Men in Blazers spinoff, “The Women’s Game,” it’s an excellent podcast about… the women’s game (aka, women’s soccer). American god Alex Morgan gives one of the best interviews yet. If you don’t follow the sport, she’s been at the top since 2011, and continues to be - at the … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Alex Morgan – Still Winning
“You can’t copy and paste your reasoning into another person. You have to hold space with the other person to engage in a reasoning process…” - David McCraney If you want somebody to see something from your perspective, don’t think you can just insert your logic into their head. Instead, start with their perspective. Ask … Continue reading How To Change Their Mind
Mark Cuban told Adam Grant he doesn’t believe in “following your passion.” His beef with “passion” is he thinks people should follow their effort instead. There’s a difference between the thing you care about and the thing you care to do. I’m a longstanding fan of the Seth Godin idea about how a hobby is … Continue reading Mark Cuban Says Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow This Instead
Mark Cuban says any team, group, or organization can afford to have one knucklehead. That’s because one knucklehead will blend in, follow, and figure out how to not muck things up. However, if you have two knuckleheads - then you have a problem. Culture and chemistry are critical to success. A team can have one … Continue reading Mark Cuban On Why A Team Can Have One Knucklehead (But Not Two)
Dan Rasmussen and Nicholas Rice at Verdad have a fascinating piece out called, “The MBA Indicator.” They studied which industries the graduating MBAs of Wharton have joined over time, and then tracked the stock performance of each sector in search of some correlation. What they found is that the more freshly-anointed MBAs were joining a … Continue reading Want Wealth? Go Where The MBAs… Arent?!
I was listening to a person talk about selling their house. They’re kicking themselves they should have moved when the market was hot last year, but they had some more work to do, and surely it’s still worth it now that everything in the house is perfect, right? The story sets the price. They sound … Continue reading Stories Set Prices, But Changing Stories Move Prices
I’m not a big instrumental hip-hop guy. And while there are some vocals and other things on here, I haven’t been this into an album in this space since Dilla. If you need some semi-background music to vibe to, throw this on. Magic. Kenny Beats, give me more. It’s a 33 minutes album and you … Continue reading Sunday Music: Kenny Beats – Best Since Dilla?!
I had seen David Senra referenced/retweeted/etc. a few times, but I didn’t think I needed another podcast about business founders. Boy was I wrong. Senra was on the Invest Like The Best podcast with Patrick O’Shaughnessy and let’s just say if you don't know him - start here. All he does is read bios, make … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Impassioned Founders (New Favorite Podcast!)