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The past three years of my post-finance career have been rich with learnings: growing as a writer, building a true meditation practice, diving into the digital/social media landscape, and managing the emotional rollercoaster of the free-agent economy. But the biggest impact has come from the most unlikely place: a...

I know what you’re thinking. We’ve hit peak side-project. Does the world need another app, notebook, or Kickstarter-funded eBook? Yes, the creator tools for the unbundled professional are abundant. But when it comes to actually getting paid for the creation of value, now that’s a different ballgame. What if I told you...

I was a (real shitty) computer science major, my only source of “Ds” as an undergrad. The year was 1997 and we were coding in the language C. One of the most challenging and annoying features of these languages was “memory management.” As a programmer,...

Jocelyn K. Glei lives at intersection of the creative process, self management, and the future of work. She’s a creative polymath who’s held editorial positions, written a book on escaping email hell, and just launched the podcast Hurry Slowly (iTunes). ...

“I didn’t go to school.” My friend (and RadReader) was briefly taken aback. He was interviewing for a senior role as Creative Director at a Product Development shop and this answer didn’t fit into his world view. But this designer was the most qualified candidate for...

Have you ever noticed the inside label of a Smart Water bottle? If you look closely, there’s a tiny goldfish, an aquatic critter that my three year old loves to point out. Her discovery reminds me of the opening pages of The Little Prince, in which the...

I’ve spent the last 15 months on a deep journey of introspection — learning and questioning many of life’s most basic assumptions. This was in part motivated by the desire to find fulfillment, and in part, to find equanimity. Coming off of a 14 year career in Corporate America, I...

This isn’t a clickbait headline. It’s a true story and that I can relate to (I used to want to sell a company for $50 mm). This proclamation came while speaking to a friend, who I’ll describe briefly below (and slightly modify details to preserve...