It’s hard to be a moral person. Technology is making it harder.."Digital distractions such as social media and smartphones wreak havoc on our attention spans. Could they also be making us less ethical?"
An old friend had posted a status update saying he needed to rush to the hospital because he was having a health crisis. I half-choked on my tea and stared at my laptop. I recognized the post as a plea for support. I felt fear for him, and then … I did nothing about it, because I saw in another tab that I’d just gotten a new email and went to check that instead. Read MoreThe rise of the one-person unicorn
The way we build startups is changing, and with that change comes the rise of a new breed of company: bootstrapped, cash generative, and growing like crazy. Read moreSetting better goals
Here is a great little video on goal setting and why it's more effective to ask yourself these 4 questions to help you set better long or short term goals. Watch nowWhy is it so hard to be rational."The real challenge isn’t being right but knowing how wrong you might be."
I met the most rational person I know during my freshman year of college. Greg (not his real name) had a tech-support job in the same computer lab where I worked, and we became friends. I planned to be a creative-writing major; Greg told me that he was deciding between physics and economics. He’d choose physics if he was smart enough, and economics if he wasn’t—he thought he’d know within a few months, based on his grades. He chose economics. Read more