career growth Tag

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...

Investing in a stock involves taking disparate bits of information and unifying them into a thesis. There's an approach called Mosaic Theory, in which an investment analyst acts like a detective or investigative journalist; pulling on threads to see if something juicy will materialize. The...

Are you willing to lose 100% of your investment? That's the starting point for any angel investment. As it should be. With no product, customers, and team - angel investing is a risky proposition. (If you're not convinced, even VC professionals have a 90% failure rate.)...

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary,” Nassim Taleb once derisively wrote about anyone opposed to professional risk. Sabre-rattling aside, it's hard to deny that our economy (and along with it, our jobs) have shifted - exemplified by the proliferation...

The hard work is done. You’ve tendered your resignation without burning bridges. You’re at peace with the sunk cost of putting a successful career trajectory on hold. You’ve modeled out your cash flows. Your health insurance is buttoned up. After all, quitting should be easier...

Last week one of my heroes fell. Thankfully it was a fluffy one, so there was a soft landing. It's hard to deny the benefits of delayed gratification. And Walter Mischel's famous marshmallow experiment from the '90s made a resounding case that if there was...