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10,000 days

After a bliss-filled reflective Father’s Day a couple months ago, I decided to take stock of my life and worked out that I have about 10,000 good working days left. Obviously, it’s an arbitrary number and not a hard science. I have no plans on ever retiring, nor dying for that matter. Who knows what [...]

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Do what other’s won’t

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unstash manifesto

It’s been a bit quiet here, but I’m still alive. The above image is a manifesto I wrote up for unstash. It’s received some great attention, but could use more. Please keep passing it around. I’m also working on a new writing project. More on that soon.

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Birds

image via shatterboxx It’s a profound thing to come to the realization that you don’t have to be where you are. Getting to where you want to be may be a completely separate journey, but if you don’t allow yourself to dream of distant places, that’s all they’ll ever be. You’re freer than you think. [...]

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When inspiration hits

original youtube link No, this isn’t another post about how brilliant Steve Jobs is. What I’m wondering is what’s it to you? It’s inspiring to hear about being ‘the rebel’, ‘the round peg in the square hole’, and ‘seeing things differently’, but how many people actually do something about it? It’s so easy to think [...]

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Burning Platform

Speaking of burning, earlier this year there was a leaked internal memo by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop that has never left me. He begins it with a story, There is a pertinent story about a man who was working on an oil platform in the North Sea. He woke up one night from a loud [...]

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Burn the boats

At a meetup of entrepreneurs in the city yesterday I was introduced to the phrase ‘burn the boats’. It’s a similar concept to my favorite scene in Gattaca Legend has it that when Cortes landed in Mexico in the 1500s, he ordered his men to burn the ships that had brought them there to remove [...]

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The edge of glory

Confession: There’s a Lady Gaga song I haven’t been able to get out of my head lately. I read about the song first before hearing it. Mother Monster apparently shared that it was inspired by the death of grandfather and was about looking back at one’s life in the final moments – on the edge [...]

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