18 Life Lessons from Nike’s Co-Founder Phil Knight

I wasn’t supposed to like this book. I’m married to a loyal adidas employee. When it comes to sportswear, it’s three stripes or nothing for me. I’m also not a runner (unless I’m chasing a soccer ball).

So, […]

What does it take to be original?

We live in a conformist world. Starting at a young age, we are taught to use #2 pencils and color within the lines. Most of us grow reluctant to speak up and stand out, for fear of being ostracized by the mob.

In Originals: How Nonconformists […]

Why white lies are black

“The moment we consider our dishonesty from the perspective of those we lie to, we recognize that we would feel betrayed if the roles were reversed.”
— Sam Harris, Lying

We tend to think that white lies are good. They spare others discomfort and hurt feelings. Here are some […]

Why “Follow Your Passion” is Bad Advice

If there is a theme that connects most commencement speeches, it is “follow your passion.” We have a limited time on Earth, and to be happy, we’re told that we must find what we love and never stop looking. Here’s Steve Jobs from his 2005 […]