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In 2007, as a newly minted Vice President at Blackrock I bought a "junior 1 BR" (aka studio) in the East Village. A friend, in a similar situation bought his first place too in Williamsburg. It was a dizzying time in New York. The finance...

I'm really excited about a new investment opportunity. I want to build a portfolio of poorhouses, flop houses, and cardboard boxes. Why? It seems to be where many successful professionals think they'll ultimately end up living. And plus, in the investing spirit of Peter Lynch, I'd be "buying...

There are countless apps, extensions, and hacks to boost your focus, productivity, and knowledge management. Here's a comprehensive (albeit iOS-focused) list to get you started along with five 🏆 for the true workflow game-changers. Productivity Omnifocus 🏆 I've tried pretty much every to-do list, but none match the customizability...

My wife Lisa is out of town this weekend, leaving me with both kids for four nights. I consulted the dad playbook which reads: "To avoid a crisis, fly your mom out ASAP." Now I pride myself on being an involved dad, whose ninja moves include defusing a public...

I had the pleasure of interviewing Eugene Wei on the Rad Awakenings Podcast. We discussed how he learns, organizes his readings and synthesizes knowledge across disciplines. Don't miss what he learned from Amazon's Jeff Bezos. 1. Read multiple books in parallel The way I read now is...

Welcome to my little corner of the blog where I share my dreams, projects, struggles, and occasional reading list. This has been inspired by Derek Sivers' /now file and please reach out to chat about anything on this list. Keep it rad, fam. [thrive_leads id='631'] April 2018 What's...

Management gurus love the phrase "feedback is a gift." After all, when we take critical feedback from others we improve, develop new skills, and learn about our blindspots. But something about that aphorism rings hollow. We know about this gift, yet approach feedback conversations with anxiety. Once...

I once ate 60 Chicken McNuggets in one sitting. As a product of the 80s, McDonalds was the ultimate teenage reward. Yet today, my daughter doesn’t even notice the Golden Arches. Times have changed. Growing up, my folks’ news consumption consisted of a morning paper,...

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