Re-Reading With Osmosis (Colin Chung)

I got a bit ahead of myself with writing/scheduling posts this month, seeing as I've had a bit going on (like a job change, read about that here). Beyond reading books, and then re-reading them, and then listening to podcasts with their authors - there's one other thing I love to do to keep good … Continue reading Re-Reading With Osmosis (Colin Chung)

Empathy Isn’t Agreement, It’s Understanding

When we have empathy for someone, we aren’t agreeing with them so much as we are demonstrating an understanding of what/why they’re feeling what they are.  Not being in agreement while still understanding is a superpower.  Someone can be mad at the rain and you can both think that’s pointless but also recognize the disappointment … Continue reading Empathy Isn’t Agreement, It’s Understanding

Podcast Of The Week: Everything In Life Is A Negotiation (Voss Meets Jocko)

Yes, this is a long podcast episode. Yes, you can read the book or listen to the audiobook version in probably 2x the time.  Yes, yes, yes this is an excellent overview and review of Voss’ insights and how to tactically apply hostage negotiating skills to life and business.  Check out “Everything In Life Is … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Everything In Life Is A Negotiation (Voss Meets Jocko)

Sacrifice Without Purpose Is Cruelty

Bill Carrier is a West Point grad, scholar, and leadership coach (amongst other things). In an interview with Michael Bungay Stanier, he dropped this gem,  Sacrifice without purpose is cruelty.  If you want someone to give something up, you had better also have a damn good reason why.  And not just logically.  Psychologically too.  Because … Continue reading Sacrifice Without Purpose Is Cruelty

“We Game The Things We’ve Given Up On” – Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been re-examing some of the ideas he popularized in his book Outliers. He took a visit to Adam Grant’s classroom at UPenn’s Wharton School to run an experiment:  Could a group of college seniors and recent graduates identify what shared but rarely discussed privilege they all had in common? I won’t spoil … Continue reading “We Game The Things We’ve Given Up On” – Gladwell

Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

Good Ones strikes again - this time with Kevin Smith walking us through his life and career across all 3 Clerks movies, focusing on the Star Wars jokes in each. Considering I’ve referenced the joke from the first Clerks multiple times (most recently here), let’s just say this hits close to my heart. If you’re … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

Podcast Of The Week: The Hero’s Journeys In Our Lives

Tom Morgan has quickly become one of my favorite finance-adjacent thinkers. He’s got an interview with Dr. Daniel Cosby on the Standard Deviations podcast discussing his way of finding Campbell’s famous “Hero’s Journey” story structure in our personal lives.  I’ve thought of this concept when working with others to overcome some obstacle, but hearing him … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Hero’s Journeys In Our Lives

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