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What Keeps People From Collaborating?

What Keeps People From Collaborating?

Mar 27, 20247 min read

It’s true that collaboration isn’t for everyone — but if you’re reading these words, you’re probably at least curious about whether you’d enjoy collaborating. If you had a partner, you could be more prolific. Ship more often. Attract an audience…

10 Questions I Ask Myself to Stay Invested in Tomorrow

10 Questions I Ask Myself to Stay Invested in Tomorrow

Mar 26, 20243 min read

Embracing long-term decisions over short-term gratification is like buying shares of stock in yourself. Over the last ten years of building Sterling & Stone, this has been our biggest and most constant battle. But if we keep winning (focusing on…

The Day I Became a Storytelling Entrepreneur

The Day I Became a Storytelling Entrepreneur

Mar 25, 20245 min read

I was five years old, bored out of my mind, and just old enough to instinctively grasp a truth I would cling to like treasure for the rest of my life: that the only cure for boredom is curiosity.  The…

Sunday Story Time: Infinite Pieces

Sunday Story Time: Infinite Pieces

Mar 24, 20242 min read

I love writing novels, and after having written over two-hundred of them, my affection for the format clearly runs deep. That expansive canvas allows me ample space to explore ideas in depth from multiple perspectives, taking readers on emotional journeys…

What We Can Learn From the Timeless Genius of the Mad Men Pilot

What We Can Learn From the Timeless Genius of the Mad Men Pilot

Mar 23, 20245 min read

Don Draper is my favorite TV character of all time. His way with language transforms every pitch into a poem, cutting through verbal clutter to deliver lines that linger long after the screen fades to black. He’s an infuriating human,…