The Simple Truth of How Talent Grows

I went snowboarding last week. It was the first time I’d gone in ten years, and I made a remarkable discovery on the mountain. Or, perhaps, a better way to describe my discovery would be that I received confirmation of what I’ve been learning from Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code. My friend and I snowboardedContinue reading “The Simple Truth of How Talent Grows”

What Universities Need to Learn About Product Development

Three things in particular stick out to me about the traditional education system that have slowly driven me to start Free MBA:  1) We’ve trained generations of young people to make traditional education their default decision. It’s rare to see people show their 18-22 year olds other alternatives to learning and determining your life’s work. 2) The currentContinue reading “What Universities Need to Learn About Product Development”

The $8 Million Meeting That Didn’t Happen

During my junior year in college, my business school introduced something called “differential tuition.”  Differential tuition (DT) required business students to pay additional tuition per credit compared to other non-business University students. Most people took it and paid it. I and some other students decided to ask the Dean what the deal was first… I scheduledContinue reading “The $8 Million Meeting That Didn’t Happen”

The World is Just 25 Seconds Away

No one has ever run a marathon in under 2 hours. Eliud Kipchoge has the current record at 2:00:25. After months of intense training with Nike to break the 2 hour mark, he came up just 25 seconds short. Eliud is infamous for his relentless spirit and belief that human beings can do anything. After theContinue reading “The World is Just 25 Seconds Away”

Why You Need an Upside-Down World Map

In one of my college professors’ offices, I noticed an upside down map of the world. “Why do you have an upside down map of the world on your wall?” I asked. “It’s there so you will ask that question” he said. “I want to invite people to challenge their assumptions and look at the worldContinue reading “Why You Need an Upside-Down World Map”

How to Easily Track Revenue and Expenses for Your Side Hustle

Side hustles are aptly named. It’s a wild ride coming up with something to sell, earning your first dollar and deciding how far to run with this crazy idea of yours. To make the hustle a little easier for you, I’m sharing the ridiculously easy spreadsheet I use to track revenue and expenses for yourContinue reading “How to Easily Track Revenue and Expenses for Your Side Hustle”

How to Write Headlines that Stop Readers Like a Deer in Headlights

Your customer is the deer, your headline is the headlights. A bit morbid, maybe even a cruel misrepresentation, yes. But you get the point. Customers won’t read your content if your headline sucks. But you already know that… In fact, if you’re reading this article then you probably already know the generic headline advice: useContinue reading “How to Write Headlines that Stop Readers Like a Deer in Headlights”

Top 3 Ways to Structure a Persuasive Presentation

Public speaking gave birth to the world’s first democracy. It was fifth century Athens and citizens of the city-state would gather in the agora, a public square of sorts, to discuss matters they considered important to life. These great orators believed being a good citizen also meant giving persuasive presentations (PowerPoint not included). The problemContinue reading “Top 3 Ways to Structure a Persuasive Presentation”