5 Ways to Do Nothing and Become More Productive

by James Altucher Sometimes the best thing to do is: nothing. Many productivity books tell you what you can do MORE of in order to achieve goals, purpose, success money, etc. But MORE is hard to do. I’m already busy. Now you tell me I have to make a to-do list with six things that make … Continue reading


BY THE JOHN MAXWELL COMPANY. DECEMBER 11, 2013 What makes a person generous? The answer is abundance. However, we misunderstand abundance if we think of it in terms of “having a lot.” In fact, as Ken Stern of The Atlantic reported in March 2013: “One of the most surprising, and perhaps confounding, facts of charity in … Continue reading


BY JOHN C. MAXWELL. DECEMBER 4, 2013 “The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” — Theodore Rubin What’s your perspective on problems? Do you know in your head that they should be expected, but wish in your heart that they could … Continue reading

Understanding Local Max

My guess is that you’ve been wrestling with your Local Max. SETH GOODIN If your organization or even your career is stuck, it may just be because of this chart. Everyone starts at that dot at the bottom left corner. You’re not succeeding because you haven’t started yet. Then you try something. If it works, … Continue reading

The moderation glitch

More doesn’t scale forever. Why are we so bad at enaging with this obvious truth? :Seth Goodin In Malcolm’s new book, he points out that our expectation is that most things will respond in a linear way. More input gets us more output. If you want a hotter fire, add more wood. If you want more … Continue reading