The Hustle Myth

Entrepreneurship has always gone hand-in-hand with personal development… It takes a lot of perseverance to get a business off the ground, so it’s no surprise that the internal fuel needed to mentally stick it through is going to require some proverbial “gas stations”. It’s similarly unsurprising to see Tony Robbins (and all of his various alternatives) keynoting at nearly every
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The River of a Life

My mom passed away two years ago, today. This was my eulogy: Frenchman Butte is technically too small to be called a town. Google Maps calls it “Rural Municipality 501”. Saskatchewan has a number of small towns like this – with names ranging from nondescript labels like “501”, to bizarre examples like “Elbow” and “Primate”.
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Harnessing the Tempest

Last month, as we witnessed the world confront its first global black swan event in generations, we looked at rational actions to take in the midst of near-total uncertainty. At the time, while there were certainly some opportunities emerging already, focusing on shoring up cash and taking steps to simply stay in the game seemed like the smartest immediate
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How to Land a Swan Dive

A few months ago, a small creature – perhaps a bat or a pangolin – was placed in a cage, ready to be sold in the market district of an obscure Chinese city most of us never even knew existed. The random vendor who loaded up his various creatures for the day had probably been doing the exact same
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Million-Dollar Blindspots

We can learn a lot from the things we regret doing (or not doing). Speaking for myself, it’s a long list. A few standouts include… Not investing in Bitcoin, because it seemed like too much of a hassle. I actually took the initial steps to plunk down a few grand back when BTC was less than
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How to Succeed In Spite of Feeling Like an Idiot

Once a month, I go to private boardroom meeting with a small group of other tech founders. It takes place in a small, nondescript conference room at a swanky hotel.  The details of who’s there and what we talk about is completely confidential. A couple of the guys are “household names” in the tech space – and their companies
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Zag is Officially in Open Beta!

Hi friends! Here’s a quick update about what’s going on in my insane life: It only took about 300 years, but my startup has finally opened its doors! After opening for early access in September, the platform has since undergone substantial upgrades & re-tooling. The biggest of those being: Actual app automation – the apps truly run on
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