The Only Thing That Matters for your Project

The spectrum of Optimism to Pessimism is too simple.It doesn’t convey the nuance of skepticism, cynicism, or credulity.We could dive deeply into the mechanics of each, and break down the philosophical detail, but does it matter?I’m serious.What are you...

The Truth About “No Pain; No Gain”

Negative emotions were meant to give us a cue to turn the ship around and head in another direction.Pain cues your body to take your hand off the stove.Disgust cues your body to get sick when you’ve swallowed something foul. Fear cues your body to pay...

The Secret to Building Something Amazing

You could be doing a lot more, but it’ll cost you something.Do you ever get that feeling? Like you’re missing out on something? Like you could be doing more?The FOMO is real. In fact, it’s science.Your survival instincts kick in when it’s time...

The 2 Prerequisites to Surviving Long Meetings

How many times have you been in a meeting where you didn’t get down to the purpose until halfway through?How many time have you worked with someone who dances around a question, deflects, or leaves you saying “wait, what did we just talk about for 15...

How to Compromise on a High-Stakes Project

When the rubble settled after the attacks in New York City on September 11th, the city had set a goal:To replace the towers with a monument and new World Trade Center by September 11th, 2011.To do this they had to reconcile the three critical facets of a...