Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.
After years of researching how to best act despite life's inherent randomness, I'm excited to share and discuss these ideas with groups, classes, and organizations.
Predicting Tomorrow's Stars
If you want to figure out which of your workers to promote or whose business deserves your investment, throw out everything you know. I'll discuss the common mistakes we make when figuring out who to recruit, promote, and back.
Preparing for the Unknown: Lessons from Evolution
When it comes to preparing for the unknown future, we don't have to guess. Organizations and people have billions of years of data on which species thrive during extreme, unpredictable change. What can we learn from species that thrive during random shifts? Do we copy rabbits or humans?
How to Get Chosen
How do we make decisions about other people? And, more importantly, how are other people judging and sizing us up? How can we be one of those people who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, and why us this easier for some people? The science of social decision making may not be what you think it is.
Always Say Yes (Sometimes)
Life gets bigger the more you say yes—but this doesn't mean saying yes to everything. Life is short. Maximize time: be smart. Go where the luck is, and then buy all the lottery tickets you can.