Deep Procrastination

One of my favorite blogs is Study Hacks by Cal Newport. Cal tries to figure out why some people lead successful, enjoyable, meaningful lives, while so many others do not. One of the roadblocks Cal defines is something he calls deep procrastination. Deep procrastination is not just about putting off work until later. It happens when […]


For the past two years, I have had a full-time job in Jamaica while wanting to become a freelancer. I wanted to set my own schedule, travel the world on speaking engagements, and inspire others to break out of the traditional career paths and forge a new way. But I was too afraid to let […]

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is written in a circle. The novel starts in 1850 with Adam Ewing, a lawyer on a ship that gets damaged in a storm near New Zealand. Fifty years later, a symphony composer finds Adam’s diary on his mentor’s bookshelf. Forty years after this, the best friend of the symphony composer meets a […]

Book Excerpt

Many people think that going to Harvard Business School guarantees future success, and it can – if you are willing to stick to the tried and true path of corporate strategy, consulting, or investment banking. If you want something different from your life, if you want more meaning, if you want to feel as though […]

Writing a Book

In late 2010, a few months after graduating from business school, I was still receiving dozen of requests for updates per month from people who had watched the CNBC documentary I was featured in two years before. The documentary was still in rotation on CNBC, Jetblue, American Airlines and on-line. I love writing, and figured […]