How Do You Cut People From The Lineup (World Cup Roster Edition)

Leaders have to be able to deliver bad news.  Gregg Berhalter, who just announced the final roster for the 2022 World Cup, got to tell 25 players the glorious news.  And, he got to break 15 other players' hearts.  Here are his tips on cutting people from lineups and preserving your relationship as the leader: … Continue reading How Do You Cut People From The Lineup (World Cup Roster Edition)

Kids These Days, Those Days, And Multi-Generational Networking

I heard some “kids these days” griping last week.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with groups of high school and college-aged students these past few years.* I’ve met some real future badasses that I’m stoked to have in my network.  So let them complain.  Today’s 17-year-old eventually turns 27, and then 37, and all … Continue reading Kids These Days, Those Days, And Multi-Generational Networking

Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)

Chuck Berry has too many classic songs, but this has to be one of my favorites, “Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).”  Maybe it’s the boom-chick-boom-chonk rhythm guitar thing I love so much.  Maybe it’s the escalating threats in the lyrics, where he calls on everything from the gypsy women to eventually levying the FBI … Continue reading Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)

Podcast Of The Week: Ben Hunt on Panic With Friends

Ben Hunt returned to Howard Lindzon’s Panic With Friends podcast a few weeks ago - and if you missed it, it’s worth the revisit. Hunt is one of my favorite thinkers on how to think about people’s behavior in the context of markets.  If you’re not a finance person, think about it as how marketing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Ben Hunt on Panic With Friends

The Time MLK Paid Julia Robert’s Hospital Bill

Julia Roberts’ parents ran an acting school in the 1960s.  When Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King were having trouble finding a place for their kids to study, they reached out to the Roberts.  Segregation wasn’t pretty. Mixing races at the acting school led to a car bomb going off outside … Continue reading The Time MLK Paid Julia Robert’s Hospital Bill

Mental Weakness Versus Mental Toughness (Jung)

S*** is hard. So, so hard.  The challenge behind the challenge is choosing “good” suffering over “bad” suffering.  Good suffering is the kind that gets you somewhere. It’s mental toughness.  Bad suffering is the kind that keeps you somewhere you don’t want to be. It’s (at times) a mental weakness or even illness.  Here’s how … Continue reading Mental Weakness Versus Mental Toughness (Jung)