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David Quammen on Fear of Loss

Posted on October 12th, 2016.

David Quammen in The Song Of The Dodo illustrates the attitude of disruptors versus that of incumbents, and how that influences their behaviors—and likely the outcome as well, in favor of the one with “nothing to lose”: Charles Darwin in 1855 was a patient, sedulous forty-six-year-old. He knew that the notion of evolution by...

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Sebastian Junger on Happiness

Posted on October 9th, 2016.

As a society we tell ourselves, with the backing of numerous scientific studies, that money can’t buy happiness. We don’t listen, though, and neither do most of us want to believe the evidence, as the race continues to the illusive top. Sebastian Junger in Tribe cites this study of happiness among attorneys—a good example of...

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Hermann Hesse on Perception

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

In Hermann Hesse's Demian, the protagonist Sinclair experiences an enlightening moment where he feels once again alive and can see vibrancy and levity in the world around him. He realizes there are certain mysteries of life that will remain unsolved and greater than ourselves. Oftentimes we try so hard, with all our might and...

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Tucker Max on the Entrepreneur Trap

Posted on September 29th, 2016.

It’s easy to delude yourself that being an entrepreneur or “CEO” is part of your identity. The title brings meaning to your life and provides social proof that makes you feel good and fulfilled. Observe all the people wearing wannabe entrepreneur swag (e.g. t-shirts that proclaim “I’M CEO B*TCH!” are a...

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Kahlil Gibran on Morality

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

We each have the potential for the greatest of evils just as we do for the greatest of good. Even the most heinous criminals and terrorists are manifestations of our own potential to do wrong. Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet: Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto...