11.07.15

Inspiration from Seneca, Emilie Wapnick, MIT, Steve Martin and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

11.03.15
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REI to Customers: We’ll Be Closed on Black Friday, Go Outside

While most retailers are pulling out all the stops to prepare for the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday — outdoor and

11.01.15
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I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest – and You Can, Too

After graduating from college in 2009, I played professional basketball in Israel for three years. When I finished, I moved back to my hometown of

The Ten Bulls Revisited

Over the course of the last decade, I’ve seen my perspective on financial issues change radically many times. I started off as a person who

10.03.15

Inspiration from Sketchnotes, Fountain Pens, Voltaire, Ralph Waldo Emerson and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

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Some Lessons from the ‘Homeless Billionaire’

Over the past several years, a number of media articles have popped up that discuss Nicolas Berggruen, a person known colloquially as “the homeless billionaire.”

09.12.15
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Inspiration from Henry David Thoreau, Bruce Lee, Ben E. King, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

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Profound Life Experiences… on a Budget?

Kellen wrote in with a very thoughtful question that I wanted to address in detail: I’m currently in that stage of life where I have

09.08.15
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Success

What is success? To laugh often and much, to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest

08.01.15
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Inspiration from Carl Sandburg, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jon Ronson, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

07.11.15

Inspiration from Hermann Hesse, Ingmar Bergman, Buckminster Fuller, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

06.06.15

Inspiration from Ukranian Music, a Report Card, Walt Whitman, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

05.02.15
Inspiration from Coffee Houses, etc

Inspiration from Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Coffee Houses, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

04.04.15

Inspiration from Henry Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Ingress, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

03.14.15

Inspiration from Terry Pratchett, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephen Jay Gould, and More!

Once a month (or so), I’ll share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I

ship your enemies glitter

Three Tips for Creating Profitable New Business Ideas

It seems like everywhere you look, someone is creating new business ideas and making a fortune. Just recently, a young entrepreneur sold his website for $85,000,

Small Business Saturday: Meet SPOT, ‘the Uber of Parking’

For those living in overcrowded urban environments, the routine is familiar, and frustrating. You battle rush-hour traffic to get home each day, only to spend

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Small Business Saturday: Make Candy, Make People Happy

For a man who was once featured on the television show “America’s Funniest People” and spent years working as a sales manager for IBM, making

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