And We’re Back!

It’s been quite a long time (7 months!) since I last posted to Thought Distiller. My hiatus occurred due to a confluence of factors that prevented me from devoting the time and attention that I would have liked to this blog. And I realized that I would rather write nothing at all than to write…

A Year’s Worth of Reflections on Life and Work

I got to spend this past weekend at the Georgetown Class of 2017’s Commencement so that I could see a number of my good friends graduate. While there, I felt an echo of the same emotional whirlwind that gripped me during my own graduation one year ago. Leaving school is a confusing time. The path…

The Canvas Strategy & Choice Architecture

Today’s post will focus on how to set yourself apart when you’re just starting out in your career (i.e. have no management responsibilities and therefore no control over the corporate direction). To do that, we’ll look at a key strategy by Ryan Holiday and then investigate Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s idea of choice architecture, first…