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“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...

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...

I was bored the other day and played with a rap name generator. You answer a few questions and then it spits out a bunch of rap personas. Khedona, a likely tribute to the Wu Tang Clan. Urkel Urkel, as the geek chic has also found a home...

Writing is like compound interest. Einstein once called compound the Eight Wonder of the World. Ergo, writing is the Eighth Wonder of the World. I often get asked the question “I want to start writing, but don’t know where to begin?” I can totally relate — I avoided writing (and...

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,...

“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...