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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Op/ed Fridays: Does “Stay in school, work hard” produce mediocrity? Can it produce greatness?

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2014 in Awareness, Education, Entrepreneurship, Tips

The more I spend time out of school, the more I find value in non-academic things I learned. The more I see people who just work hard—by “just work hard” I mean working hard for other people for a pay check without choosing the job—the more they don’t seem to create greatness or deep satisfaction[…] Keep reading →

High status and living by your own rules: Jack Nicholson at the U.S. Open

posted by Joshua on June 26, 2014 in Freedom, Leadership

A friend who grew up in Queens and became the senior ball boy at the U.S. Open told me a story about his friend who worked there too. One day he was working at the door to the U.S. Open’s VIP room enforcing the jacket-and-tie dress code. Jack Nicholson came by and started walking into[…] Keep reading →

Why do people who say “You can do anything you can dream of” or “You can make your dreams come true” not fly or cure AIDS?

posted by Joshua on June 24, 2014 in Awareness

When you write about achievement and beliefs, you come across a lot of “inspirational” people and quotes. I don’t mean people who inspire you, like great historical figures or people you know who have done a lot. I mean people who describe themselves as inspirational. For some reason, a lot of them tell people they[…] Keep reading →