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Time to Quit

Time to quit

I lost my keys and was locked out my apartment. It was the middle of the night and I had nowhere to go. I left a message for the landlady. I tried to climb up the fire escape to see if I could sneak in but I’m afraid of heights. About two stories up, I […] Read On…

Snoop Dogg for CEO of Twitter. Here’s Why:

Snoop Dogg for CEO of Twitter

Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I’m about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO, Twitter was valued at about $3 billion. (now it’s $26 billion). The site was constantly overloaded with traffic and would crash. Now it doesn’t crash. Twitter had 30 […] Read On…

What Happens When You Turn On Your Inner Addict?

Rich Roll

Rich Roll was having a heart attack on his staircase. He was fat. He hated his work. He was unhappy. A few years later he ran, swam, biked, 703 miles in seven days when he was 45 years old. When he was 40 he had a job he was unhappy at but he was still […] Read On…

Are You The Exception or The Rule?

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Not everyone can be a Mark Zuckerberg! Not everyone can be an Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford at 19, started a business in a basement, and is now a multi-billionaire. Not everyone can be a Bill Gates. Or a Beyonce (although Claudia wants to be Beyonce in her next life. Which I hope […] Read On…

Where is Your Compass Pointing Today?

Where is your compass pointing today?

Richard James could care less about World War II and navy battleships. He worked in a navy shipyard fixing things. He was working on figuring out how sensitive instruments can remain stable if battleships were rocking back and forth during rough seas. Then something bad happened. Something that changed his life. He dropped a metal […] Read On…

What Happens When You Don’t Care

What happens when you don't care

The worst thing that happened to me in five years happened three months ago. But, wait, I don’t want to be complaining. More on that in a second. “Are you going to kill yourself?” I bumped into one of my neighbors a few years ago. He had just started reading my posts. “Because your writing […] Read On…