Are you too old to start a successful business?

Hint: the answer begins with N… Movies and magazines always seem to show young 20-something entrepreneurs who seem driven and focussed beyond their years.  What about the rest of us?  I spent my 20s in-and-out of school and in-and-out of dead end jobs.  I didn’t start finding my groove until 10 … Read more about Are you too old to start a successful business?

Multiple streams of income: why you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket

Years ago, I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki’s ode to financial intelligence and independence.  I’ll be honest – overall, I didn’t care for it because it was extremely vague, with no facts available anywhere to back up his claims (in the book or online).  Still, I found some of his ideas … Read more about Multiple streams of income: why you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket

Maximizing productivity and work/life balance at the same time

Working in 90-minute intervals turns out to be a prescription for maximizing productivity. Professor K. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues at Florida State University have studied elite performers, including musicians, athletes, actors and chess players. In each of these fields, Dr. Ericsson found … Read more about Maximizing productivity and work/life balance at the same time

Top reads: doodling, social media tips & morning productivity

Here's a roundup of interesting & inspiring posts for your weekend: I always knew the superhero drawings in my school notebooks would be vindicated by science: doodling leads to deeper learning The early morning hours are valuable for productivity, get to bed early & avoid electronics … Read more about Top reads: doodling, social media tips & morning productivity

When was the last time you asked ‘Why not?’

When John F. Kennedy gathered the best and brightest to discuss the possibility of landing on the moon, he didn't ask for factual answers.  He asked them to humor him and discuss the steps needed to make things happen.  In a very shrewd manner, he asked them why not. We know what happened next. … Read more about When was the last time you asked ‘Why not?’