Humility is the Ultimate Lifehack

Humility is the Ultimate Lifehack

In 1935, employees of the White Motor Company called a strike and new company president Robert Black faced a critical crossroads.  On one hand, he could do what most of us would do. He could dig his feet in. He could argue. He could escalate the situation and try...
Ulysses S. Grant and the Art of Optimism

Ulysses S. Grant and the Art of Optimism

Ulysses S. Grant spent the night of April 6, 1862 in misery. His ankle was throbbing from a riding injury he suffered a few days previous. A torrent of rain swelled the western bank of the Tennessee. Artillery shells from gunboats thundered all night. Grant could hear...
One Thing at a Time

One Thing at a Time

I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.Bilbo Baggins, “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien Most productivity tips aren’t about productivity at all. If anything, they teach you productivity avoidance. The ultimate irony of...
Do A Little More Work Than You Think You Should

Do A Little More Work Than You Think You Should

In 1849, Andrew Carnegie—then a poor teenage immigrant from a one-room home in Dumfermline, Scotland—worked as a messenger at the Pittsburgh branch of the Ohio Telegraph Company. His salary: two dollars and fifty cents per week. As David Nasaw’s biography Andrew...