Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Steven Pressfield has been on the James Altucher podcast multiple times. After reading Pressfield's new book, Govt Cheese, and catching his most recent appearance discussing the book with Altucher, I want to give a plug for these two recent accomplishments and revisiting older episodes.  Pressfield’s already an inspiration to a lot of us. But hearing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

A Seth Godin-ism: Stupid is what happens when we refuse to learn from our mistakes. It’s fine to live by “don’t be stupid.” There are plenty of areas not being stupid can help us step around (i.e. arguing with people on the internet). But, we also need to make “productive and generous mistakes.” Stupid is … Continue reading Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

Podcast Of The Week: Zeihan With Rogan

Zeihan is getting more famous than ever. Who else is going to make the intersections between geography and geopolitics cool?  While I may not be able to tell everyone to read at least the first handful of chapters from The Accidental Superpower, I’m hoping some of you will check out Zeihan’s brain getting the Rogan … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Zeihan With Rogan

Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

I was pretty moved by getting a bunch of messages from people over sharing a GZA reference the other day. It reminded me of this old StarTalk podcast episode where Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks to GZA.  It’s delightfully nerdy. With plenty of Wu, and the always amusing commentary of Tyson, Chuck Nice’s comedic angle, and … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

Mousetraps, Better Mousetraps, and Alt-Mousetraps

I heard from a business development friend how they needed to build a better mousetrap to catch nichey leads. He was going through all of the self-described old ways they were doing things and venting his frustrations. I asked if maybe they were trying to catch leprechauns and not mice. He laughed and asked what … Continue reading Mousetraps, Better Mousetraps, and Alt-Mousetraps

Disney Park Character Training

I was talking to a friend putting together a memory book of trips to Disney World for her kids. She highlighted how the characters sign autographs and how the kids had multiple autographs of characters from multiple visits that were all the same.  That’s some serious character training.  Businesses that can capture the right vibe … Continue reading Disney Park Character Training