September 2015

If you want to make an impressive first impression with someone, show them how smart, brilliant, and accomplished you are. Share with them your resume, income, and job title. If you want to make a lasting impression, treat them with kindness. I have met hundreds of very accomplished, wicked smart, and talented people over the [...]

"Failure" always has a gift. The gift is an opportunity to learn a lesson. The challenge with failure is it feels just awful. And when you feel awful, you're hardly in the mood to learn. But this is a mistake. You've just paid your emotional tuition. The lesson is sitting right in front of you [...]

Success teaches you virtually nothing. The real learning comes from the the micro and macro "failures" (I prefer the term feedback opportunities) that preceded the success. Success can be a curse. This occurs when you mistakenly conclude you have nothing else to learn. I see this with some new Ivy League graduates. I see this [...]