It doesn’t take much to be the guy in the room who says no to everything. It’s not hard work to identify the general excitement behind a new idea or the momentum of a new direction and call out all the possible ways it could fail. Anybody can do that. Any three year old kid […]
I’ve reconvened on my green bench, watching the tide inch ever nearer with each wave. In two hours, the shoreline will evaporate and be submerged into the blueish-green billows of the Gulf of Siam. I am completely cognizant that this should not be surprising nor delightful as it is a daily and common occurrence – […]
Last year when I was in California in the midst of remodeling and reinventing The Pegasus, I found myself standing at a bar in Azusa waiting for my morning double espresso at what has become one of my favorite coffee shops in the entire world. I stood there patiently, leaning on the counter, admiring the finger paint on […]
We always give advice about what to do. But sometimes I think knowing what not to do is much more helpful. Here’s a list of 10 Essential “Don’ts” for people who were meant to change the world. Don’t wait for permission. Don’t spend your life chasing money. Don’t quit because it hurts. (quit because you’re smart enough […]
Michael Jordan drank a bottle of red gatorade before each 50 point game. Casey Neistat shot his amazing new film on a Canon 5d, and Dwight Shrute tweeted about it. Seth writes a blog post every single day, and has a gazillion page views per hour. ____ Just because two variables are legitimately correlated, does not necessarily imply any […]
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh The latte was immaculate. Certainly one of the finest I have ever tasted. And for a guy who has caffeinated himself in almost half of this planets’ countries, that’s saying something. But. For some reason […]
From time to time, Melissa and I choose a city in the world we absolutely adore and plant ourselves there for exactly one day in what we have humbly christened a Legendary 24 Hours. It’s one of our more peculiar nomadic practices, and has undoubtedly led to some of the most absurd and enchanting days of […]
There are times when we sail so far off course, when our dreams are so far from reach that they appear but balmy glimmers violently strewn on a distant horizon which we will never pierce. When complacency and compliance, when safety and security have so entranced us, that gradual reform is no longer possible. In […]
The absence of fear is not courage, it’s insanity. A soldier situated on the front lines who races into the fray of incoming enemy fire without a care in his heart is not courageous, he’s a lunatic. Now the soldier who looks at the situation, knows the danger, who’s heart races, who’s mind is screaming […]
In no particular order… 1. Take on any client that is willing to pay you. 2. Rob a bank. 3. Make and sell products you wouldn’t be proud to own. 4. Never invest in yourself. Instead sock every last penny in a 401k that may or may not be there to greet you when you turn 65. […]
I used to be an unremarkably average financial executive in Manhattan, until I decided to start changing the world instead. I am a writer, designer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and nomad. I am now on a quest to travel around the world in 1,880 days, which you can follow along by subscribing.
Over at Trendy Misfit, I produce art and sell limited edition prints and canvases for misfits that like cool stuff hanging on their walls as they take over the world.
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