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The super secret key to success: Ask!

Published February 22, 2017   Posted in How to Think

Hard work. It’s great in theory, but the years I spent meandering my way through corporate America taught me that success very rarely resembles the fluffy fairy-tale idea that success comes to those who “work hard”. Or even “smart“. More times than not, success comes to those who ask for it. If you think that […]

A guide to a career in the tech industry

Published August 17, 2016   Posted in How to Think

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a reader asking me if I would work in the tech industry again if I had the chance to do it all over. Like I said before, this business can drain the life out of you. Long hours. It’s boring, but also exciting, frustrating and lucrative […]

I am not looking for a career, and here’s why

Published August 10, 2015   Posted in How to Think

I’ll be honest, I don’t want a career.  I am just not seeing the good in working for 30 or 40 years for nameless corporations in pursuit of a fancy title, a big salary or influence.  Ever since my wife and I decided to retire early, our pursuits have become significantly more short term.  30 […]