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Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s a talk I gave at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival on May 9, 2018 in New York City. It’s been viewed close to 200,000 times, I guess the subject resonates. [thrive_leads id='631'] Quitting your job, isn’t actually...

Three years ago I was on vacation, casually reading articles about AI, leadership and vulnerability. I was still at BlackRock, but the poolside daiquiris (not to mention the abundance of free time) let me to read a lot and broadly. I sent an email to...

The “firstest” of all first world problems is being anxious about having too much to read. The most audacious humblebrag has got to be: My voracious curiosity is sooooo stressful. (And it’s not lost upon me that there’s traces - or gobs - of this in all things Rad.)...

Businesspeople are disciples of the bottom line. But what about the double bottom line? This concept originated from the world of social enterprises, but has “crossed over” into traditional business, ranging from Warby Parker (the one-for-one model) to Seventh Generation (removing toxic chemicals from their...

Ever since I was a kid, I knew that death scared me. Losing loved ones, the physical pain and the infinite nature of time. Like any fear, the more you avoid it, the bigger it gets in your mind. In my mid-30s, I started to...

This is the first part of our Lifestyle Creep Series: Using 'nudge theory' to slow down lifestyle creep (Part 1) and A spreadsheet to detect it (Part 3) Ever wondered how Billions’ Bobby Axelrod makes casual chic look so effortless? Well it turns out that for starters, his...

Have you ever said to yourself, “Once I achieve [X], I’ll be ok with myself?” High performers constantly set these high expectations for themselves targeting promotions, bonuses, and big-ticket purchases. Then “X” happens and after the buzz wears off, you find yourself moving the goal...

I never considered myself a spiritual or religious person. In fact, as a left-brain engineer, much of my worldview has been through the lens of data, logic, and empiricism. It took leaving the corporate life to really appreciate that there was something deeper missing an...