How to Succeed
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
I am fan of Ryan Holiday’s and want to recommend his latest book to everyone. If you find that you are not moving forward in life invest in the book. You can obtain an ebook version at Amazon for a $3.99.
This HBR piece gets my “Highly Recommended” …err…recommendation.
The Daily Routines of Geniuses
1. A workspace with minimal distractions.
2. A daily walk.
3. Accountability metrics.
How’s your confront?
Confront? What’s that?
Confront is your willingness to tackle whatever life throws at you head-on whether it be problems or opportunities. Let’s take a look at some examples.
I just came across this quick look at 15 billionaires who are bona fide rags to riches stories.
Here’s Starbucks founder Howard Schultz:
In an interview with British tabloid Mirror, Schultz says: “Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. And for some reason, I don’t know why or how, I wanted to climb over that fence and achieve something beyond what people were saying was possible. I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like.”
Yeah, not bad for a City College boy. I bought my way in, now all these Ivy league schmucks are sucking my kneecaps. – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street
I have been hearing rumors about Harvard’s grade inflation for many years but now it’s confirmed.
They’re All Special
The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A
“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”