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Paul Millerd shares an insightful perspective on how he makes sense of his path without the traditional measures of corporate success. I received the following question from a reader of my internet thoughts and thought it might be worth re-posting my answer here: Question: “I understand navigating our own path, but I think people need to aspire to things to contextualize their journey. People especially love rituals and rites of passage. To this end, have you heard of any ideas…
Susan Meier shares a post that identifies the courage it takes to face your fears especially if that means going against the flow.  ‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.’ – Nelson Mandela Each year, the French celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, a major event in the French Revolution. Americans celebrate Independence Day, the day on which the colonies’ separation from Great Britain was made official. On these days, what we…
Jessica Lackey shares an article designed to help you find and leverage your talents and strengths. “I never truly considered what I was good at and how those experiences fit together. I just did the next job that I was asked to do.” There are personality tests and strengths assessments galore. And they can be very helpful to put language around our gifts, our strengths, our geniuses. But what they lack? How to use our gifts in context. How to…
Susan Meier shares an insightful perspective on the benefits of walking the path that’s neither straight nor narrow. I’m captivated by the Olympic figure skating. I’ve always watched, but this year I’ve taken it to another level. I’ve been staying up past my bedtime, getting up at the crack of dawn, watching on my phone while in transit – whatever it takes not to miss a moment.  What it takes to win Yes, the skating is beautiful, and that’s enough…
Glenton Jelbert examines passages in the Bible to extrapolate fallacies, fallibilities, and the philosophical merits within.  Was Paul a deluded apocalypticist? In other words, did he believe the apocalypse (i.e. some kind of dramatic end of world event) would happen in his lifetime? The answer to this is almost certainly yes. My friend, Mark Smith, recently wrote a nice summary of the failed second coming (available on Amazon) responding to the various theologies that try to get around it. Of…
Paul Millerd offers a new view on Maslow’s Pyramid and offers a different and more interesting lens on life. ‘The biggest losers, we suggest, have been management students’ This was the takeaway of three researchers who dug into the history of the invention of Maslow’s pyramid. We’ll get to that story but first let’s take a look at what has become one of the most sacred ideas in the management world, Maslow’s pyramid:  The conventional way of thinking about the…
Paul Millerd shares an evergreen post on the challenges and benefits of following a self-employed path. Over the past two and half years I’ve been navigating unknown territory, grappling with the deep philosophical questions of how to live life and wondering how my parents’ generation, the boomers, lived life as if they had a map. For most of my life, I pretended I had a map. It seemed that was what you were supposed to do as an adult. In…
  In this post from his popular Boundless newsletter, Paul Millerd asks, “Do we design life around learning? Or do we hardly fit it in? Do we really need to learn that much to live a decent life?” He shares thoughts and experiences on learning Chinese, and the U.S. Healthcare crisis. #1 On Learning Chinese I’ve been busy the past two weeks going to Chinese class for three hours and then studying another two or three hours every day at…
  Susan Meier asks us simply to think about love and how it works when we want to bring positive and productive energy into play.   “Think about love. In the early days of running my own company, I was feeling nervous about a pitch meeting with a potential new client. My friend suggested matter-of-factly, “Just think about love.” I laughed at first, because love seemed like an odd thing to be thinking about while discussing digital media strategies in…