Why Gen Y Needs to Build Something That Lasts Forever

I’ve been off the radar for a little bit.  Not writing much…. In the depths of summer, grinding it out in New York City building a company. Sometimes I ask myself, is this for me? This we...


How The Top 1% Actually Makes Progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution)

Productivity sucks. For one, it’s hard. I mean, let’s face it – every single time I sit down to “get something done”, it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was ...


An Open-Letter to Chronic Worriers

I’m beginning to hate writing. Not because I don’t like talking to people or expressing myself. But because every time I sit down to write something, I have to make a choice. I have to dec...


How to Stand Out When Your Competition is Bigger, Badder and Richer

Welcome to 2013. The absolute worst time in history for those looking to do something unique. Long gone are the days when to “matter” we just had to create something “pretty good” and scream a...


Hacking Elance – The Step by Step Guide to How I Made $23,700 in 4 Weeks

At 24 quit my dead end restaurant job and launched a SAT test prep company. Things were going great and business was going well. But preparing students for a comprehensive exam is no easy task. It’s...


Lessons from Fight Club: The Hard Fist of Rejection

I don’t know whether I’m masochistic or just unlucky, but it seems that I have a lust for the path of greatest resistance. All of the hobbies and careers I’ve pursued thus far seem to have extre...


The 70% Solution: Just Do it!

In the words of Renee Zelweger’s character in Jerry McGuire, the geniuses at Nike’s marketing department “had me at hello.” What other company on the planet besides Nike has been able to c...