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I'm on the permanent hunt for more Portrait Mode in my life. That's the iPhone camera feature that lightly blurs the background, while sharpening your subject's face. And instantly, all the photos of my kids look like they were snapped by a pro. Portrait mode...

The best part of not having a corporate job is no longer having the Sunday Scaries. I had them every Sunday for fifteen years; or 780 consecutive weekends. My friends and I anthropomorphized this dread by giving it a name: Mr. Scary. We were young bankers...

Passive income is the Daenerys Targaryen of personal finance. It scorches the earth of our work-centric society giving birth to freedom, pleasure and financial independence. It anchors so many calculations, such as the never-ending quest find your tipping point, or your "Number." The allure of The...

Don't miss the follow-up post on the Portfolio Approach to Passive Income. The most satisfying part of Microsoft Excel is the F9 key. It ignites (some might say, "refreshes") any complex financial model; with a single tap, it can tie together tabs, inputs and conditional IF...

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...