This is an excerpt from my new book, Be the Master, available now at Leanpub. It’s the base for much of the book’s discussion, and so I thought I’d share it here. There’s a story from the 1700s about a blacksmith named Timothy, from a small village not too far from Lancastershire in England. Timothy had …
The word believe is an odd one in the English language, at least in how we use it today. That’s why I’ve decided to try and stop believing in 2018. Let me explain.
The word “bated” is unusual these days, so it’s understandable why people – and their AutoCorrect – explain that they’re waiting with “baited” breath. But please don’t. “Bated” is short for “abated,” meaning “reduced;” I’m waiting with bated breath is similar to I’m holding my breath, I’m so excited. Waiting with “baited” breath… I shudder to imagine what …
You can lead a horse to water, as the saying goes, but you can’t make him drink. This is an important saying, but it lacks the logical follow-up question: “So how do you make sure you can still get to town?”
October 26, 2017
Truthfully, I do not understand why anyone is content to clap from the nosebleed section instead of standing on the stage.
We all learn. We learned to walk, speak, and math. We learned how to do the tasks that we now do in our jobs, every day. And most of us, along the way, had the benefit of learning from someone more advanced than us. We were the Apprentice to their Master.
In my work, I get a lot of folks asking about US copyright law’s “Fair Use” doctrine. It’s massively misunderstood. Although I’m no lawyer, allow me to clear up a few misconceptions.
I’ve recently been doing some work with a financial planner, and it’s astonishing how that field – which you’d think would be very numbers-based – is instead driven by a great deal of fear. It occurred to me how playing off of your emotions is such a powerful way to influence someone, and how poorly …
Like many of you, I’ve had some great bosses over the years, and I’ve learned a lot from them.