Month: January 2016

Visualizing Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People

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I recently finished Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People. At the core of the book is the importance of empathy and the ability to see things from the perspective of the other person. What I found particularly engrossing about the book were the many detailed and memorable examples of interactions that people have day in and day out where the degree of empathy shapes how we feel and make others feel. The book […]

What I Ate and Drank Today

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I’ve been sticking pretty closely to a plant-based diet for the past five months. I feel great, and I enjoy the food I eat. In fact, I don’t really crave or miss the stuff I used to eat all the time. I also recently finished reading How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Dr. Michael Greger, and it’s inspired me to continue trying new vegetables, fruits, spices, beans, and […]

Lessons to Remember from 2015

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I jotted down some lessons I picked up in 2015. Most of these relate to my work at Barrel. I wanted to post them in case others out there may find them relevant or helpful. Structure and Planning Can Be Liberating I believe more and more that “playing things by ear” is overrated and that the notion of freely figuring out what to do on the go can actually get in the way of spending […]