The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Read

This is the best career advice I’ve ever read, via Josh Brown: Make yourself useful to smart, successful people. That’s how you should spend the first ten years of your career. Surround yourself with smart, successful people and then bet on them. That’s how you should spend the next ten years. And then you’re done, … Continue reading The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Read

How To Make Friends And Influence Lynyrd Skynyrd

A roadie wrote one of the most iconic piano parts in rock history.  It’s a reminder: the stronger your network is, the more greatness you’ll have in your gravitational pull. In people, in luck, and in potential.  Lynyrd Skynyrd were recording tracks and trying to piece “Free Bird” together in the studio when they hit … Continue reading How To Make Friends And Influence Lynyrd Skynyrd

Who You Surround Yourself With Matters (A Lot. Just Ask The Sex Pistols)

Who you surround yourself with matters. A lot. It’s connected with the expression, “timing is everything” too. Because if you’re surrounded with people doing good (and potentially great) things, your odds of being in the right place at the right time goes up exponentially. One of my favorite examples/reminders is this recreation of a 1976 … Continue reading Who You Surround Yourself With Matters (A Lot. Just Ask The Sex Pistols)

Podcast Of The Week: Patty McCord On Standing Up To A Terrible Boss

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Patty McCord is famous for shaping the culture that helped scale Netflix from startup to world-dominating streaming service. If you’ve never seen the culture deck she created with Reid Hoffman to bring on new employees, it’s legendary. McCord guests on the How To! podcast this week to help “Shirley” (identity protected) deal with a terrible … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Patty McCord On Standing Up To A Terrible Boss

Create, Curate, Conversate: Lil Nas X’s Marketing Masterclass

In case you didn’t catch this, Lil Nas X just gave a masterclass on how to play the media to his advantage. Jon Caramanica’s got the play by play here, but any of us can learn from Lil Nas X about how to spread an idea, product, or service. All it takes is three words: … Continue reading Create, Curate, Conversate: Lil Nas X’s Marketing Masterclass