Category: Self-Improvement

May 13, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

“Everyone has the same amount of time in a day” One of the great myths of the self-help movement is that everyone has the same amount of time in a day. I have read that phrase in countless self-improvement books and articles during my adult life. I’ve heard it offered as advice by so many,…

May 5, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

The year was 1977. The place was Pearl R. Miller Middle School in Kinnelon, NJ. The class was science. The assignment: find something interesting in your yard and create a presentation about it. This was the kind of assignment Mrs. Allen was fond of giving: a bounded field of exploration (your yard) with just enough…

May 2, 2017 Will Samson No comments exist

In 1971 a young entrepreneur had already experienced several business failures by his early 20’s. Then, his lack of attention to detail subjected him to penalties and taxes, costs that would have ruined him but for his mother, who mortgaged her home. She gave him the money he needed to get out of legal trouble…