DEVELOP YOUR INTERESTING (DYI)

Develop Your Interesting, or DYI, is our thoughtful suggestion as to what books and articles to read, Ted talks to watch and magazines to skim that will help keep you relevant and interesting.

INSPIRE. MOTIVATE. INNOVATE.

We believe every business has a unique story. That’s why we highly recommend the Power of Story by Jim Loehr. Sharing our stories provide structure and direction while we navigate life’s challenges and opportunities. It helps us interpret our goals and skills. This is a great read for anyone that wants to maximize their personal and professional life. What’s your unique story?

Part of our story is challenging ourselves not only in the office but outside! You can find us downhill skiing (the best conversations happen on the chairlift), golfing, running, skydiving or and many other activities that keep our energy up and our mind clear.


STAY RELEVANT

We’re currently indulging in these books.

Traction

by Gino Williams

Tools of Titans

by Tim Ferris

FAVORITE MAGAZINES

GET MOTIVATED

9 Things I learned from talking to 9 millionaires

April 13, 2015 | Jordan Fried | SUCCESS.com

When I began interviewing business leaders for my podcast The Inbox Inspiration, I didn’t realize the impact it would have on me. Getting the opportunity to talk to dozens of successful, inspiring individuals has been nothing short of incredible….Read More »

6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

April 11, 2016 | Jeremy Goldman | Inc.

There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to not go to business school. Your decision will rely on personal factors, such as cost, time, and what you hope to achieve with your degree. If you do go to an accredited school, you’ll develop a solid foundation of business principles and practical knowledge….Read More »

If Your Goals Aren't Motivating You, This Simple Tweak Will Work Wonders

March 30, 2016 | Benjamin P. Hardy | Inc.

If you’re struggling to maintain motivation, you may be focusing too far into the future. Like the marathon runner at mile two who’s only thinking about 26.2, your vision may seem distant…..Read More »

I Spent 5 Years Interviewing The Most Successful People Alive- They All Have These 7 Things in Common

Gillian Zoe Segal | Self Actual

In his Getting There essay, legendary investor Warren Buffett explains that it’s essential to understand your strengths and weaknesses. He relays that when deciding what to pursue, knowing what to leave out is as important as knowing what to focus on and quotes Tom Watson (the founder of IBM) who said, “I’m no genius but I’m smart in spots and I stay around those spots.”….Read More »

Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book

October 5, 2013 | Thomas Flynn | Daily Beast

Chances are you’re going to get caught in a heated cocktail-party conversation in the next few weeks about Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Gladwell is lucratively good at raising a very general question and presenting a slightly counterintuitive answer—just counterintuitive enough to not seem obvious. He wraps up the package neatly with selective stories, data, and research. Witness the mega-success of his books OutliersThe Tipping PointBlink, and What the Dog Saw….Read More »

How To Buy Happiness

Michael Morton

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.
Leaders eat last. This one choice, whether a leader puts themselves or their people first, determines if they are worthy of our love and loyalty.
Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.

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