A Guide for Thriving in a Fast World

When On the Origin of Species was first published, it sent shockwaves through the world. Charles Darwin had worked on the theory of evolution through natural selection for more than 20 years before he presented…

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Seneca: Fighting Procrastination

In AD 65, Seneca the Younger was forced to take his own life by the Roman Emperor Nero. The reason for Seneca’s execution was his perceived involvement in a failed assassination attempt of the Emperor….

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The Principles for Creating a Good Life

Bridgewater Associates is the world’s largest hedge fund. They manage over $150 billion. In the past decade, a lot has been written about them. They have a very unorthodox method of operation. Almost to the…

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The Underutilized Power of Questions

When people think of Einstein, they see a lone genius with his discoveries. Most of us don’t quite understand what exactly these discoveries were, but we all learn fairly early on that he changed our understanding of physics. Similarly, Leonardo da…

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Aristotle: The Right Kind of Friendship

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years. Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He…

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Getting Anything You Want

Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t as big of a household name as he should be. You may recognize his face from movies like Gangs of New York and Lincoln if you’re someone who watches a lot of films, but he’s not…

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Bruce Lee: Thinking Independently

The legacy of Bruce Lee is mainly rooted in his success as a movie star and a martial artist. Not many people know that he was also an avid reader and a deep thinker. In…

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The Art of Successful Communication

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp is considered a landmark creation of the 20th century. It was produced in 1917, at a time when Duchamp was already renowned for his work. Seen as one of the pioneering…

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The Idea of Work Is Wrong

Few people have communicated difficult ideas with as much clarity as Alan Watts. He is known today for the work he did to popularize Zen concepts in the west. Through his books and his recorded…

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Epictetus: Avoiding Misery

Few who knew Epictetus would have considered him lucky. He was born a slave 2,000 years ago. He lived and died in poverty. He was permanently crippled from a broken leg given to him by his master. They’re not necessarily a list of circumstances that you would…

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