Private victories, public victories

Segmentation is one of the basic marketing tenets. If you build a product, target a segment that will love its strengths and ignore its shortcomings. Similarly, if you want to build a blog that becomes massive (assuming you aren’t someone famous already), you are better off focusing on some niche. Examples of such niches are […]

One hour

If you spent one hour this weekend on learning something that will be useful to your career, that’s just an hour, right? Can one hour really accomplish all that much? But, what if you spent an hour every weekend for the next 4 weeks? Then again, what if you spent one hour every weekend for the full next year? […]

Bright eyed

An executive and former entrepreneur shared a trait he looked for when hiring people – bright eyed. To him, bright eyed stood for the desire to seek and welcome new experiences. It pointed to people who were eager to put learning above all else. Benjamin Zander calls this shining eyes. He describes the goal of leadership to make sure you surround […]

Age and wisdom – correlation and causality

If you ever want to understand what Economists describe as the “Identification error” – mistaking correlation for causality – just take a look at the relationship between age and wisdom. There is undoubtedly some loose correlation between age and wisdom. Take a random 60 year old and a random 20 year old and it is likely […]