Book: The Best and the Brightest

I just finished David Halberstam's book, The Best and the Brightest, about America's involvement in the Vietnam war, but it's also really about so much more. This is a book about leadership, pride, groupthink, how small and seemingly benign issues…

Article: Bill Clinton: By the Book

This interview about Bill Clinton's reading habits and choices is impressive. Reading goals, for sure. When and where do you like to read? At my work table, in my easy chair, in bed and on the plane. Even in the…

Ikigai: A Reason for Being

I recently came across this article from the World Economic Forum about the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which loosely translates to this: "A reason for being." From Wikipedia, Ikigai is: The word ikigai is usually used to indicate…

NYC Subway Infrastracture

I'm fascinated with New York's subway lines. When I lived in Brooklyn, I was never not amazed at the logistics and complexities of the infrastructure that runs the city. I love learning about the history of transit systems, and this…

Jeff Bezos's Annual Letter: Disagree and Commit

Jeff Bezos's Annual Letter is a must read. It's up there with Warren Buffet's Annual Letters as something I look forward to reading every year. I highly recommend taking the 5 minutes to read it, especially if you work in…