How to Avoid 'The Valley of the Shadow of Debt'

Talking with my colleague Zak Slayback, we were trying to visualize the typical process young people follow to get from high school to a career.  Many are unhappy with it, many come out no closer to a career or fulfilling life - often farther away, and burdened by debt.  They just don't know what…


Episode 65.5: FwTK - 'Valley of the Shadow of Debt', Patriarchy, Anarchy, Basketball, Internet Fame, and Listener Questions

Today we tackle a little bit of everything in this Fridays with TK episode, merged with "Ask Isaac". The Valley of the Shadow of Debt and how to avoid it. Are boys are girls treated differently?  What does it mean? How to sell unpopular ideas?  Should you reform or revolutionize? What does Kobe…


In Less Than One Year Get a Startup Job at $40k - No Degree Required

Learn more at Praxis! The idea that you should spend four years and six figures in classrooms, shielded from the real world of opportunity, and cross your fingers and hope it gets you some kind of job is absurd.It's time for a new era in education and career.  If you're good you can prove it in the…


Take the 'Cut it in Half' Challenge and Improve Your Writing

...and your verbal communication, and time management, and thinking. Good writing styles may be as unique as people but when it comes to bad writing there's one nearly universal mistake. Too many words. Everyone begins their writing endeavors (whether emails or books) using too many words, too long…


If You Time Travel to the Past, Tell Yourself You're Wrong

It's really hard to break free from your past definitions of success.  I've met a lot of unhappy people who are doing exactly what they used to want to do.  The problem is, we change.  If you shackle yourself to the form of success envisioned by your past self, you're a slave to a person that…


Episode 65: Jeremy McLellan is a Business, Man

*Forgive the echo in the audio. New microphone and live interview gave us some issues. Some forty episodes ago, comedy was just a side gig for Jeremy McLellan but now he is moving to make it his full-time job. On this episode we talk about corporate vs bar comedy and whether things that we like…