Shattering the Three Myths of Expertise

In the last twenty years we’ve learned a tremendous amount about how expertise is created. Scientists like K Anders Ericsson from Florida...

The Three Things Every Leader Needs

What is a leader? The simplest and perhaps most literal definition is “someone with followers.” But the presence of followers alone...

The Pros and Cons of Positive Thinking

What’s the best way to gear up for a new habit? There are two common approaches. One is to imagine the positive outcome of solving a...

Push-ups, Pyramids, and You

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2500 BC. Its individual stone blocks weigh up to 50 tons, and its base contains roughly...

The Goldilocks Rule of Sales

The idea of a life in sales can have a greasy connotation, summoning the mental image of a slick insurance or car salesman pitching you...

The Marx Brothers: Princes of Practice

When we think of legends of comedy, the Marx Brothers might come to mind. In the years leading up to World War II, they were the toast of...

Tricking Your Brain To a Better Life

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a virtuoso like Ray Charles and the guy putting in his piano set at your local...

Hacking Flow

In sports, it’s called being in the zone. I’m talking about those moments when self vanishes, time seems to slow down, and you are...