What I've Learned From the Inventor of Soft Skills

On a farm in Missouri, a young man walked three miles each day to go to college. He was a smart boy, had good grades, and aspirations to become a great novelist. There was only one problem — he wasn’t any good. Nevertheless, the boy would end up writing one of the most influential books ever written. It wasn’t the next big American novel. Instead, he wrote a book about people....

May 23, 2020 · 12 min

Why Clickbait Works (Even Though We All Hate It)

Dammit! You did it again. You clicked. You bit the bait. But don’t worry, I promise this will actually be useful (unlike the majority of articles you click on). If you’re like me, you noticed the sheer flood of clickbait on the internet at large and Medium in particular. With every second headline, you get the feeling that you’ve seen it before: “I [did some activity] for [number of days]. Here’s what happened....

March 23, 2020 · 7 min