Top 10 Ways to Develop Personal Freedom as a Young Adult

1. Scrap the permission-based mindset. Waiting for permission is the fastest way to surrender your personal freedom and autonomy. You don’t need someone to say something is okay. If you know it’s right, based on examination and reflection, then go and do it. You don’t need someone’s accreditation to launch into the professional world. Build…

Wednesday Wrap-Up: Author Rob Goodman on the Life of Claude Shannon

  “[Claude Shannon is] someone who is absolutely essential in everything we take for granted in 20th century to 21st century tech – from the internet to mobile computing to artificial intelligence, he was there from the beginning. None of that would have been possible without Claude Elwood Shannon.” Every week at Praxis, participants and…

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The Problem with Statistics | Forward Tilt Podcast

Statistics can be very illuminating in aggregate, but individuals are not aggregates. Statistics tell a story about what happened in the past for a certain group of people. But, whether it is average college graduate salaries or income levels for types of professions, people mistake past statistics for guarantees about the future. They forget that…

What My High School Business Teacher Taught Me About Entrepreneurship (and Business Classes)

There aren’t too many hours spent in class that I wouldn’t take back if I could. But like most people, I have one or two classroom experiences that I look back on fondly. Business class was one of those, precisely because it wasn’t a class. Our teacher was a local businessman. He wasn’t a teacher,…

The Limits of Self-Help, The Power of Systems, & Why We Need Rules to Succeed

One of the commonly cited problems with a great deal of self-help philosophy is the overemphasis on positive thinking, affirmations, visualization techniques, and other motivational tools that produce short-term inspiration but that often fail to help people create lasting changes. On a recent episode of the Accidental Creative podcast, Todd Henry addresses this issue in…

Productive Contrarianism: How to Create the Next Big Thing

Entrepreneurship and productivity magazines are rife with articles and posts about how you can “launch your company without any seed money!” or “make progress on your venture today!” These articles can be useful for helping you make incremental progress on an idea you already have, but what if you don’t have a project yet? There’s…