How to Master Chaos

A day will come when your work will be truly overwhelming. You will eventually say “yes” to too many things, encounter roadblocks of time or resources, or face challenges that are greater than your own current abilities. Here’s how to start swimming when the dam breaks: 1) Simplify and systematize. There far more power in reduction…

Do As You’re (Not) Told

 “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – Steve Jobs In any kind of project, it is a rare enough person who will get things done on time and without complaint. Dogged persistence is immensely valuable in any workplace. But there is one other attribute that good employees, interns,…

Choosing Defiance Over Innocence

Today’s post is from returning guest author Mathew Knudson, a student, tutor, and RA at Temple University who is currently majoring in Economics and Mathematics. You can contact him here and connect with him on LinkedIn here. View his previous post on the Praxis blog. “But it wasn’t my fault!” is perhaps one of the most often used excuses in…

Experiment While You Are Young

A good friend recently shared this video of entrepreneur and venture capitalist Mark Cuban giving his advice to high school students and college graduates. There are some great insights here on the financial and opportunity costs of college, but one piece of advice toward the end particularly struck me: “Don’t expect to have all the answers and don’t…