Work Expectations – Using Great Albums as Framework

It is really easy to feel under-appreciated or under-utilized at work: even the most appreciated, advanced, well-regarded, and accomplished professional has this feeling sink in every once in a while. For young professionals, reconciling this feeling can be particularly daunting – the years of college and grunt-work in unpaid internships these days usually will be…

Martian Canals! 1911 NY Times Report Teaches Young Leaders Lessons

Woah nelly. This article really happened – in 1911, the New York Times Sunday Magazine printed a feature on two gigantic (1000 miles x 20 miles) canals that were built on Mars in just two years. The 105 million square foot canals would have easily been larger than anything ever built on Earth and, as…

How Punk’s “Missing Link” Can Help Find Your Passion

The Rods, or more famously known now as Eddie and the Rods, were an English pub band often credited for being somewhat of a missing link between rock and roll and punk during the evolution of music in the late 1970s. Their undisputed top, and perhaps only commercial, hit, “Do Anything You Wanna Do”, has…

Lessons Learned From Rob Base

Rob Base Flow Chart

Project planning is tough. But I Love Charts’ “Are You Rob Base?” flow chart has taught me a lot about simplicity.