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How to see what others miss

It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I had just decided to work with Chris West and his team at Video Narrative to create a demo reel for my keynote speaking—one of the several hats I wear (alongside author, professor, and curious non-conformist). Most speaker reels follow the same formula: …

Great minds don’t think alike

There’s a story I love about Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. The two men were intellectual rivals. They sharply disagreed about the uncertainty principle, which says that it’s impossible to determine both the exact position and the exact momentum of subatomic particles. During the Solvay conferences on physics, which brought …

My biggest mistake (so far) in 2020

We’ve all seen them before. The 3-step formula for making $20,000/month.  The secret to getting your first 10,000 followers on Instagram.  Adopt this morning routine to skyrocket your productivity.  The clickbait title might change, but the underlying idea is the same: If you adopt this one tactic—if you follow the …

Why it pays to break the rules

If my calculations are correct, when the car hits 88 miles an hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit. This, of course, is one of the many memorable one-liners from Back to the Future, one of my all-time favorite movies (One of our dogs is named Einstein, inspired by Doc …

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