You Are Not Your Resume

One of my colleagues, Chris, was laid-off from his job in the hospitality industry about a year ago.  It pretty much crushed his soul. After a year of finding no…

Skill vs. Capacity

A skill is usually a measureable ability, whether it is physical or mental. The ability to code a website from scratch in less than an hour, or the ability to…

Knowledge is Not a Skill

I used to be friends with a guy, Chad, who was a big movie buff. He knew every thing about movies. He fancied himself to be on par with Martin…

Just Five Ingredients

One of my tango instructors once told me that there are basically five simple step to tango: forward, side, backwards, cross, and ochos. If you can do these five steps…

Supporters vs. Cheerleaders

You will always run into people who will doubt your abilities and your talents. On one hand, you should never turn a deaf ear to feedback, even if it is…

The Dangers of Dreaming Big

I first met Brian about a few years ago through a friend at a party.  He quickly pitched to me a grand business idea that involved selling video games over…