Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop

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

Podcast Of The Week: Alex Morgan – Still Winning

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

How To Change Their Mind

“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 Says Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow This Instead

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 On Why A Team Can Have One Knucklehead (But Not Two)

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)

Want Wealth? Go Where The MBAs… Arent?!

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?!

Stories Set Prices, But Changing Stories Move Prices

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