Peter Nguyen

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Of course it’s difficult… | Seth's Blog

Students choose to attend expensive colleges but don't major in engineering because the courses are killer.<p>Doing more than the customary amount of …

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Often, the most important work we do doesn't bring a guaranteed, specific result. Usually, the result of any given action on our part is</i> …

Daily | Seth's Blog

There's a fundamental difference between the things you do every day, every single day, and the things you do only when the spirit moves you.<p>One …

The stories we tell ourselves | Seth's Blog

Here's one: "I'm too old to make a difference, take a leap, change the game…" (Sometimes, I hear this from people who are 27 years old).<p>This is a …

Of course it’s been done before | Seth's Blog

John Koenig calls it vemödalen. The fear that you're doing something that's already been done before, that everything that can be done has been …

I am not a cobbler | Seth's Blog

… but that doesn't mean I'm unable to choose well made and comfortable shoes.<p>You might not be a writer, but that doesn't mean you can't read.<p>You …

Biggest vs. best | Seth's Blog

There's not much overlap.<p>Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's …

“Let’s go around the room” | Seth's Blog

If you say that in a meeting, you've failed. You've abdicated responsibility and just multiplied the time wasted by the number of people in the …

The artist who dances on the edge | Seth's Blog

You are brave.<p>Such a generous soul, someone who doesn't hesitate to leap when others shrink in fear. Your work means so much to you and to the people …

It’s called self esteem | Seth's Blog

What <i>other</i> people think of you is called "other-people esteem." That's a different thing altogether.<p>If it's better to think well of yourself, then by …

Fast, easy, guaranteed | Seth's Blog

More people saying less (and a few more people saying more) | Seth's Blog

"Ditto!"<p>Opening the doors for the masses to speak, giving everyone who cares to have one a microphone–it has led to an explosion in people speaking. …

The tyranny of lowest price | Seth's Blog

Lowering the price is a one-directional, single-axis choice. Either it's cheaper or it's not.<p>At first, the process of lowering your price involves …

Good advice… | Seth's Blog

is priceless. Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not imaginary, but practical. Not based on fear, but on possibility. Not designed …

“I didn’t have time” | Seth's Blog

This actually means, "it wasn't important enough." It wasn't a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of …

Get rich (quick) | Seth's Blog

Enrich your world by creating value for others.<p>Enrich your health by walking twenty minutes a day.<p>Enrich your community by contributing to someone, …

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Luxury goods as we know them were invented/amplified/regulated by Colbert in the 1600s. At the beginning, luxury goods were <i>better</i> goods--better made, …

The cure or the story? | Seth's Blog

The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave.<p>The consultant, the doctor (often) and …

‘Refresh’ four weeks later | Seth's Blog

Remember that controversy you couldn't stay close enough to? The one where breaking news, updated comments, emails flying back and forth had you at …

Your story about money | Seth's Blog

Is a story. About money.<p>Money isn't real. It's a method of exchange, a unit we exchange for something we actually need or value. It has worth because …

“How do I get rid of the fear?” | Seth's Blog

Alas, this is the wrong question.<p>The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, …

You are what you share | Seth's Blog

I have a friend who can always be counted on to have a great book recommendation handy. Another who can not only tell you the best available movie …

How loud and how angry? | Seth's Blog

Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency.<p>When a surgeon asks the nurse for a scalpel, she doesn't have …

Does Money Buy Happiness? Up To A Point

In happiness economics, this phenomenon is known as the Easterlin Paradox, which was first used to explain why Americans were not becoming happier in …

“Google it!” | Seth's Blog

The job is no longer to recite facts, to read the bio out loud, to explain something better found or watched online.<p>No, the job is to personally and …

Self assurance checklist for the anxious traveler | Seth's Blog

Travel has always meant possibility and change, and for some people, that means anxiety. Add to this non-refundable fares, tight connections and …