Monthly Archives: May 2016

At Princeton’s ELab: How to inspire yourself

on May 30, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Tips

I got a few short clips from my presentation on entrepreneurship when I spoke at Princeton’s Elab recently. Entrepreneurs need motivation more than most. You might not see revenue for a long time. Listen carefully at the very start of this clip for what I’ve found as one of the best forms of motivation: seeing and feeling the problem from the perspective of the people feeling it that you want[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: How Do I Explain to My Evangelical Relatives Why I Avoid Family Functions?

on May 29, 2016 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of alternative responses to the New York Times column, The Ethicist, looking at the consequences of one’s actions instead of imposing values on others, here is my take on today’s post, “How Do I Explain to My Evangelical Relatives Why I Avoid Family Functions?” I grew up in a strict evangelical home and participated in our church as a child without fully understanding its principles. As an[…] Keep reading →

At Princeton’s ELab: How to become a “genius” entrepreneur that people want to help

on May 28, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Tips

I got a few short clips from my presentation on entrepreneurship when I spoke at Princeton’s Elab recently. Entrepreneurs are often so busy pitching their ideas, they miss opportunities to attract people to help them. They don’t realize their pitching is leading people to evaluate them, which tends to separate them. Here I talk about how to talk to people to Improve your project Feel vested in your success See[…] Keep reading →

At Princeton’s Elab to early stage entrepreneurs: financials and high school chemistry class

on May 27, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events

I got a few short clips from my presentation on entrepreneurship when I spoke at Princeton’s Elab recently. Here I talk about creating and playing with financials as an early-stage entrepreneur. Many investors downplay early-stage financials, since every entrepreneur creates perfect ones that show tremendous growth. Creating and playing with financials is valuable! Do them when you’re starting. They force you to show your project is sustainable Before doing them,[…] Keep reading →

12 Adrenaline-Rush Activities You Can Do Today That Beat Jumping Out Of A Plane

on May 26, 2016 in Inc.com

My Inc.com article today, “12 Adrenaline-Rush Activities You Can Do Today That Beat Jumping Out Of A Plane” began 12 Adrenaline-Rush Activities You Can Do Today That Beat Jumping Out Of A Plane However thrilling, skydiving, bungee jumping, and such are passive. You sign up and they take care of everything. How about something more active? I respect people getting rushes from exciting things like jumping out of planes. I’ve parachuted from[…] Keep reading →

Myers-Briggs is baseless and stagnates your life. Here’s how to make money improving people’s lives while undermining it.

on May 25, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I’ve written before about the problems with the Myers-Briggs test. Wikipedia points to plenty of research that shows it lacks validity, utility, reliability, and that its underlying model of four dichotomies has no evidence. I’ve written about how its model that your traits on four axes stay the same independent of situation don’t help you and undermine your improvement. Some of my favorite posts show the model of what it[…] Keep reading →