Book Review | Invent & Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos

Highlights and Quotes from Invent & Wander: The Collective Writings of Jeff Bezos with an Introduction by Walter Isaacson Ok, so first off. This is not really a book in the traditional sense. However, there were three things that intrigued me and prompted me to buy: I had on my agenda to read all of the… Continue reading Book Review | Invent & Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos

It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

I was listening to the Tim Ferriss Show awhile back and on this episode, his guest was Harley Finkelstein, the President of Shopify. At some point during the interview, the idea of requalifying for your job each and every year came up. At Shopify, “particularly on the leadership team, [everyone] has to requalify for their… Continue reading It’s time to start “requalifying” for your job each year

How to build a $15M company working 40 hours or less as a CEO

How to work 40 hours or less as a CEO; take all the vacation you want and still be productive. It seems impossible right? How can a CEO only work 40 hours or less and still be effective? How can a CEO take all the vacation they want (within reason) and still get shit done?… Continue reading How to build a $15M company working 40 hours or less as a CEO

Summer travel season is upon us, so use your damn PTO people!

Don’t work on vacation. Just don’t. As a former CEO, I am here today to give you permission to not only take your vacation, but remind you to not to work during your trip. Not only do I want you to use your entire vacation allotment, but I want you to actually enjoy it. Too… Continue reading Summer travel season is upon us, so use your damn PTO people!

The Time Log Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time

Accidentally Retired - Time Log Yearly Overview

How to make the most of your time A few years ago about a year into my full-time role as CEO of my company, I realized that my time management was beginning to get out of my control. As part of a growing company within a larger public company, we had meetings, upon meetings —… Continue reading The Time Log Spreadsheet: become more effective by tracking, optimizing, and focusing your time