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We're surrounded by scarcity.  The day starts with "I didn't sleep enough." Then the rush to get the kids fed and out the door is accompanied by the nagging feeling that as parents we're "not present enough." Next, a commute skimming articles on our phones and...

My wife Lisa really likes it when I'm hungover. Not the post-Vegas kind, but the one-too-many-bottles-of-wine-with-married-friends kind of hangover. (The latter ensures I'm still coherent enough to not abdicate my parental responsibilities.) When I'm hungover, my mind can ease out of its regular state of restlessness. The...

This is a follow up to: Content is too hard to monetize, so I'm sticking with consulting Last week we established that being a digital content creator is hard AF. The post was shared wildly (including by the Financial Times) and it elicited a wave of...

Tis the season. Meet the new Managing Directors. Welcome the new Partners. Shout out to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. And yes you're overjoyed when this happens to one of your friends. But then for a split second, you somehow find yourself rooting against...

Bookmark this page to find reading recommendations to suit any reading desire. Shopping via the links below (all of which are affiliates) helps support our community's growth (and doesn't cost ya a damn thing!) ❄️ Best of February [su_list icon="icon: bolt" icon_color="#2a2a2a"] Company of One: Why Staying...

Note: Readers responded with some additional ideas about monetization. And you can view this post as an Instagram Story Selling your time for money is such a clichéd way of becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, in the world of hyper-growth startups and unicorns, billing by the hour...

Four years ago I embarked on an abrupt career transformation. I went from hedge fund researcher to creative solopreneur (with a messy discovery process in the middle). I recently launched a new podcast with Quartz called FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) and interviewed five bold professionals who have...

My new podcast FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) is about recreating your career. This season, I'll interview bold professionals who have challenged the status quo in the pursuit of meaningful work. In each episode, I also reflect upon my own reinvention from Wall Street analyst to creative...

This post first appeared on Instagram over @radreadsco. Ascending the corporate ladder can involve an alphabet soup of options. There's T vs. I-shaped professionals, a concept pioneered by design guru and IDEO CEO Tim Brown. For the wonkier free-agent types, there's the semicolon-shaped person coined by blogger Venkatesh Rao. These...