Predicting Happiness

A few weeks back I read The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway. It’s a good book. I recommend it, but if you’re skeptical, just listen to this one-hour podcast interview with Scott on the James Altucher show. Here are just a few things that I found interesting: Scott says that telling kids to follow their passion as career […]

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What Really Turned Apple Around

In 1997 Apple, the company, was floundering. Losing billions and lacking any clear direction, the once high-flying stock sunk (on a split-adjusted basis) below a dollar per share. Every analyst left Apple for dead. In July of that year, Apple fired their CEO and named Steve Jobs (recently back with the company after Apple acquired NeXT) interim

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They Are Always Listening

Last week, my wife Pam and I went to see the Cleveland Indians play an afternoon affair. A couple sections over I saw an old friend of mine from high school…close enough to see him but too far away to catch his attention. Later that night, I opened Facebook. The first entry in my feed was from

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Relationship Rhythm

I just finished reading “The Legend of Bagger Vance” by Steven Pressfield. The movie with the same title, starting Will Smith and Matt Damon, is forgettable. The book is outstanding. Toward the middle of the book, a sportswriter is trying to describe the swing of legendary golfer Bobby Jones. According to the writer, Jones’ spectacular gift is his rhythm, and

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Choice and Happiness

While reading the book Travels by Michael Crichton last week, I learned a bit about actor Sean Connery. Apparently, Connery was an unhappy man when he first started out in acting. Small things would bother him. They would fester. He was mad all the time. He decided to make a change. He said (paraphrasing), “As long as I’m here and

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