On being “gifted”

Over the past few years, I've met a scarily high number of people who're so gifted! It's hard to not get envious. They've got the brains to work on the next BIG idea that's going to transform the way we do things. They're highly opinionated. And they're ambitious. But there's one thing that concerns me... [...]

The “Maker vs Manager” schedule

Paul Graham, the most influential hacker-philosopher of our era introduced the concept of a maker's schedule and a manager's schedule in 2009. Shane Parish has an updated version of this concept at the Farnam Street blog. Essentially, the concept is super-simple — we're all either makers or managers. And if you're a solopreneur, a creative entrepreneur or [...]