Arts & Culture, Good Living, Politics & Rights
Barbara Corcoran’s Excellent Advice for Women in Business
Joseph Kellard June 9, 2021
In essence, Corcoran holds that women can succeed in the business world if they focus on their goals, strategize and compete to demonstrate their value, and dismiss as non-essential such matters as gender and irrational prejudices.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, Reviews
Tangled, Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Andreea Mincu June 9, 2021
Tangled shows the crucial role of bravery, independence, and self-esteem in overcoming obstacles to achieve one’s values and thus live fully.
Good Living, Philosophy
Reach the Heights You Dream Of
Jon Hersey May 28, 2021
Each of us is capable of reaching the heights we dream of, if only we learn to respect our own mind and values, to take them seriously, and to stand true to the principles that sanction and encourage it. Sadly, most never get a firm grasp of such principles. . .
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Good Living, Philosophy
The Book that Helped Me Find Purpose in Life
Jon Hersey April 30, 2021
At seventeen, I had no purpose or direction. By twenty three, I had a job at a Nashville studio, a beautiful wife, and a solid sense of self. I turned my life around—and I couldn't have done it without this one book.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, History
How Travel Can Foster a Personal Renaissance
Joseph Kellard September 17, 2020
I once found it difficult to relate to the excitement travelers expressed at walking the same streets their heroes did centuries earlier. Not so after walking through cities where a hero of mine revolutionized art and science.
Ayn Rand & Objectivism, Education & Parenting, Good Living
Tom Brady’s First-Handed Approach to Achievement
Jon Hersey September 16, 2020
Tom Brady talks about helping his kids see the difference between trying to be the best, which is inherently comparative, and doing their own best, an ever-evolving challenge that keeps one thinking in a first-handed way.
Arts & Culture, Good Living
Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Independence and Adulthood
Connor Watts May 28, 2020
As a child, and even as a teenager, I was keen to remedy my anxieties about growing up and find guidance to help me on the path to maturity. It may surprise you to learn where I found these things and what they’ve taught me.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life: Five Lessons from Miyamoto Musashi’s ‘Way of the Warrior’
Tim White May 28, 2020
Miyamoto Musashi is on my “top ten” list of people whose ideas have dramatically improved my life. I think that if you read his works and reflect carefully on their myriad implications and applications, you’ll enjoy similar results.