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Book Report – The Misfit Economy by Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips

Pop quiz, hot shot: What do pirates and gangsters have in common with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs? The short answer is innovation. According to Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips in their 2015 book The Misfit Economy, other than the latter making better decisions as young kids, there’s hardly a difference at all. Furthermore, the authors cite research concluding that successful…

Book Report – The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

Gary Keller would’ve been horrified if he witnessed me prepare this review. You see, his bestseller The One Thing admonishes we hyper-focus by eliminating distractions and zeroing in on our most crucial activity (singular), but during several attempts to pick and choose from some 20 sections I’d flagged, there were texts pinging, phones ringing, stock tickers dinging, and Verizon sales reps…

So I Found a Guy Passed Out in My Car

Fresh from the shower with an armful of stuff – clothing for the dry cleaner and a trusty brown bag lunch – I made my way from the back door to my car early the other morning. Curious, noted I that the windows were sweating worse than my onetime boss, Lakeface Shapiro. As in dripping profusely, from the inside. How…

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