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Redefining “Luck” In the Entrepreneurial Economy

Growing up, I was a good student, at least on paper. By no means the poster child for good behavior, following the rules, or respecting my elders, I nevertheless managed to eek out A’s on my report cards in high school. When I got into the University of Michigan – an academic powerhouse and ‘public […]

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The Simple Benefits of Unplugging

“I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room & read a good book.” – Groucho Marx It was pouring in Split, Croatia. My roommate and I had plans to climb a mountain outside of the city, but had to rethink our afternoon as the heavy rain came down. Having […]

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Tim Ferriss’ Simple Approach for Networking at Conferences

Professional networking, if done effectively, can be life changing. The relationships created at in-person events have the potential to create an incredible amount of positive inertia that carries with you long after the conference is over. Networking well is a necessary life skill for almost everyone, but particularly important for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs, unlike traditional 9-5ers, have non-linear approaches to wealth creation. […]

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Reading, fast and slow

We live in a world of scarce understanding and abundant information. Let’s look past the benefits of reading. Things like higher IQ, less stress, more empathy, better sleep – the list goes on. If you’re not already dedicating a few hours a day to reading, it’s time to get with the program. But let’s not talk about those […]

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My Morning Routine

I’m a huge believer in routine. By putting certain parts of my life on autopilot, I have more energy to dedicate to important stuff, like building relationships and doing creative work. A friend recently asked this question on Facebook: “what’s the activity that has the biggest impact on your life?” While certainly there are many simple things […]

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