Is a warm, full-bodied cup of coffee the brain juice that good mornings are made of? I say yes. The muffled eruption of the ground roast in the percolator, the aroma of the beans, their fragrance blooming from Guatemala or Ethiopia; a piece of that far away land in your local coffee shop and brought
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On the morning of June 6th, 1944, General Theodore Roosevelt found himself in the English Channel heading for the beaches of Normandy. Before you think that I am confusing my American history here, let me point out that I am not referring to the famed Rough Rider and former President of the United States Teddy
Have you met Nisa Amoils? That’s her in the photo above. I know what you’re thinking, “Boyd, you get to chat with all the lawyers-turned-media-executives-turned-beauty-entrepreneurs-turned-venture-capitalists. It must be tough.” I’m here to set the record straight. Firstly, yes, I get to chat with some phenomenal men and women. But rarely do I talk about them
Cast your eyes up from the screen and look around. Do you feel overwhelmed by what you see? A messy desk? Amazon and Grubhub boxes piling up? Reminder Post-It notes on every piece of desk equipment you have? And how long have those cashews been sitting there? A general “too much” might be the reason.
Be honest with me. Does the title of this article send a shiver down your spine? When you think of Stoicism, what probably comes to mind is something dour, and perhaps a little rigid. But stoicism isn’t about my mother-in-law. No, no, no! Stoicism is actually quite the opposite of what you think it is.
It’s 11pm and you’re tired. Look at you: binge watching Netflix again while multi-tasking a mind-numbing scroll on social media. You silently take in Jason’s perfect family photos during his 18-day trip abroad. You then make your way through Sarah’s new album of her absolutely seamless, high-end party she recently threw for her boss’s best
How Wonder Woman navigated the Hollywood Boys club minefield and what every businesswoman can learn from that. 2017 is being heralded as The Year of the Woman in Hollywood and to a certain extent that is indeed the case. But look at the bar on which we are grading. The percentage of wide avail films directed or produced by women have historically been in the single digits so the fact that we are making any sort of progress in that field is admirable but it also brings to mind the phrase once you’re at the bottom the only way to go is up. And if you compare the film business with other industries you’ll see that women in film aren’t making the kind of inroads that other female executives are making.
The answer is yes. There’s nothing sexier than a cool, calm, low resting heart rate. Sexy indeed. But what do you envision when you picture a true Stoic? Go ahead…picture it. Well…? You pictured Angela Merkel, right? No, wait. Margaret Thatcher. Oh, I got it! Queen Elizabeth. For many people, the initial idea of Stoicism
I have four heroes Well, four groups of heroes to be more accurate. In no particular order, they are: Teachers, First Responders, The Benghazi soldiers (the real ones, not Jim from The Office – though I’d hang out and have a beer, for sure), and Seth Godin. Before you jump in and say, “hey, Seth