Becoming antifragile and fighting touristification

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How do you react to unforeseen circumstances? For most of the last four years, unforeseen circumstances were the most unwelcome guests in my domicile. They had to be unwelcome — there wasn’t any time for them! I was a victim of two things: fragility and touristification. Touristification is the planning of details down to the minutia and thinking this is “optimizing” and …

Working your ass off

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A few weeks ago, I was getting lunch with my mentor and talking about my post-graduation plans. He was encouraging me to go off and do something on my own. “I know you’re going to work your ass off anyway; it might as well be for yourself.” It’s hard to quantify working one’s ass off. And I don’t mean that to …

Going to work with a startup

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tl;dr: I accepted a full-time job as COO with a startup, Tixers! Tepidly eyeing my corporate prospects Let’s do some quick math. There are 24 hours in a day, 8 of which are recommended for sleeping, at least 8 of which are traditionally earmarked for working a job, and so that leaves a final 8 hours per day (A THIRD!) …

Lessons in Leadership

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349 days as President of the Business Builders Club I want to share some of the lessons learned from a year of leading the Business Builders Club as President — a position I formally took a step back from yesterday in favor of the new club leader, Jake Larkin (go get ‘em, man!). Say Yes To Everything Opportunities come in all shapes …