Curiosity, Craft, And Inspiration: Lessons From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performed a rare solo set on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. While the performance itself is great, her commentary in between songs is TED Talk material. She showcases the songs the way they were written and talks about her creative process. While she doesn’t share any tips for having a hit single, she has … Continue reading Curiosity, Craft, And Inspiration: Lessons From Taylor Swift

Do The Work, Be Fair, Be Kind, And Lift Each Other Up: Remembering Cokie Roberts

American journalist Cokie Roberts passed away this week at the age of 75. I didn’t know much about her personally, but her name and voice were a staple of my childhood. Reading and listening to several pieces on her life, her work, and her ethos made for something worth sharing. Cokie was a true professional. … Continue reading Do The Work, Be Fair, Be Kind, And Lift Each Other Up: Remembering Cokie Roberts

How Instagram “Hired Up” On Their Way To 1 Billion Users

Kevin Systrom, founder of Instagram and all-around talented innovator, gave Tim Ferriss some inspiring hiring advice. He said when looking to add someone to his team or company, he would strive to only hire people that were smarter, more experienced, and more talented than him. Gauging by Instagram’s success, it seems to have served them pretty … Continue reading How Instagram “Hired Up” On Their Way To 1 Billion Users

Escape The Busyness Trap And Get Down to Business (Essay)

Late one night I was studying and running through practice problems. You’ve probably been there too – when you instinctively know the answer to a question, but deep down you recognize that you only know the answer because of some very superficial context clue. In reality, you have no idea what the answer actually means, … Continue reading Escape The Busyness Trap And Get Down to Business (Essay)