Tag: The Good Life

  • Some Reflections on Entrepreneurship and Life

    A grab-bag of thoughts entering year three of entrepreneurship.

  • How Will You Spend Your Energy?

    On life and the decision to pursue entrepreneurship Read →

  • Confessions

    Some wisdom from St. Augustine

  • Favorite Books of 2015

    A dozen book recommendations

  • Favorite Books of 2014

    Following the smashing success1 of last year’s post on my favorite books from 2013, I thought I’d aim for a repeat and perhaps inspire some gift ideas for the holidays. Here are 11 standouts that I remember from this year.

  • Politics and Culture in International History

    Politics and Culture in International History

    The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis. The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies … But vast regions of the world have never shared and only acquiesced in the Western concept of order … [The United States must think]…

  • Life Satisfaction

    I’m working on a longer post about the world that I hope will be of interest to folks. But in the meantime, I came across this BCG chart on life satisfaction by region that seemed quite interesting:

  • On Hammocks and Critias

    Reclining in a hammock in Puerto Escondido last week, my mind wandered to thoughts of my dog and whether there is a tradeoff between freedom and happiness. Since I was on vacation, the further development of these thoughts took a back seat to what one might consider the proper course of action while recumbent in…

  • “H = MC. Humanities Equals More Cash”

    Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, David Rubenstein reportedly criticized policy initiatives that push students to orient themselves toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The real scarcity, he apparently asserted, is in problem solving and critical thinking skills—both of which may be gleaned from the study of humanities,…

  • Favorite Books of 2013

    In light of the holiday season and year end, I thought I’d share the best books I read this year.  While most of these weren’t published in 2013—a number of them dutifully collected dust on bookshelves in no less than three apartments until they were summoned—the following eight books stand out as my favorites over…

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