Seneca on the shortness of time. 

This post from Farnam Street covers a really important topic it’s easy to ignore: “Time is invisible so it’s easy to spend without proper consideration to its value.” | learn more

The heartbeat of a business. 

Fred Wilson had a short and sweet blog post this week about what he calls “the heartbeat”. This is the regular pace at which a company operates. I have called this a cadence in the…

Rethinking how we manage people. 

Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, helped build their strong culture of success. A few years ago, I saw a deck that outlined how they think about roles/employment and it blew my mind….

Why your work environment matters. 

Farnam Street Blog tackles the negative impact that most office environments have on decision quality. Thankfully, the post also offers actionable advice on how to fix the problem. | learn more

The value of probabilistic thinking. 

“Probabilistic thinking is a useful tool to help us evaluate potential outcomes so we can make the best possible decision. Learn why it matters, and how to use this powerful mental model.” | learn more

How to slow down time. 

This author calls BS on the narrative that time speeds up as we age because each year is incrementally a smaller share of our lives. He makes a compelling argument about what really speeds up…

The best of resignation letters. 

Sam Hinkie was the GM of the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) until he resigned in 2016. On his way out, he wrote a 13-page letter. It’s rare for someone to impart this much wisdom on their…

Why winners keep winning. 

Of Dollars and Data, in its classic analytical style,  takes on the subject of cumulative advantage. This is intuitively understood, but the data is eye-opening anyway. “In all the lives you could be living, in…

Tactics to hack back distractions. 

As humans, we are genetically prone to be distractable. Based on an interview with Hooked author Nir Eyal, this First Round Review article offers concrete tactics to staying focused. |learn more

Being better than your resume. 

Remember the research about why entrepreneurs start companies rather than join them? This interesting article digs into how people make choices on whether to invest in signaling (resume building) or ability (skill building). | learn more

Keep the degree of difficulty down. 

Fred Wilson, a top VC, has some great advice: “In many sports, like diving, gymnastics, skating, etc, the way to win is to perfectly execute a high degree of difficulty move. In startups, I advise founders…

Stay on script. 

Nick Maggiulli from Of Dollars and Data reminds us about the importance of sticking to investment plans. That means avoid chasing the newest “hot” investment! | learn more

Saying ‘no’ to the non-essential. 

“People who say yes to everything have a lot of speed. They’re always doing stuff but never getting anything done. Why? Because they don’t think in terms of velocity. Understanding the difference between speed and…