Over the past few years I’ve delved into researching what makes successful people so successful in the first place. The trouble with this is that there’s no universal answer; most successful people may do something, but not all of them. And yet, I think I’ve finally found the one thing that I see all successfulContinue reading “The Secret to Success”
Whenever I’m in a job interview, I always tell people that my career mission statement is “to work on complex and meaningful problems with smart people”. Now, I agree with all of this statement, and most of it makes perfectly good sense. However, I’m surprised by the fact that no one has ever asked meContinue reading “With Smart People”
Now, I’m humble enough to say that I don’t really know a whole lot about all three of these things. With that said, there’s a definitive pattern I’ve seen in all three — including the likes of things like college admissions — that I think works well enough to dedicate a post to.
Luck is a hard, complex thing. No successful person has ever (truthfully) said their success was all based around skill; there is always a wide amount of chance in every major victory. And yet, it’s hard to genuinely define this aspect – calling luck simply a factor of chance raises all sorts of complicated problems.Continue reading “What the Definition of Luck Really Is”
One of life’s greatest conflicts is between the arts and the sciences. The right brain and the left brain. The creatives and the technicals. In reality, no one thinks that one of these groups is inherently useless. But what’s the right mix? Honestly, it changes depending on what sort of project you’re looking at. AContinue reading “Creatives vs. Technicals: Which Should You Focus On?”