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You've heard the one about the consultant who hung it all up to write a cookbook, right? No, really. She well understood the power of... [Read More]
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Business isn't just spreadsheets and return-on-investment calculations. As a means to spread big ideas, it is as powerful as art, science or politics. [Read More]
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Having trouble getting the most meaningful things in your life done? Team up with a trusted partner who will punish you if you don't meet... [Read More]
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If your instinct is to feel compassion for brave people who try hard at something hard and fail nonetheless, consider granting yourself that same grace. [Read More]
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The quickest way to self-improvement may well be to jump into the deep end of the pool and paddle furiously. [Read More]
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If time equals life, and money equals stuff, then life equals stuff. Are you trading too much of your life and not getting enough stuff... [Read More]
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The Sketch Guy spent a long time courting creativity the hard way. Then he discovered a simple method to expedite the process. [Read More]
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It is self-defeating to start a project with the fine tuning. Give yourself the freedom to hack away and save the finer points for later. [Read More]
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Some investing decisions don't fit neatly into a spreadsheet. If you're taking more career risk, it might be smart to keep more money in cash... [Read More]
The Sketch Guy asks readers to suggest things that they — and many others — are doing with their money right now that might not... [Read More]
An activity tracker helped the Sketch Guy discover how much time he was frittering away. But now he is equipped to make changes. [Read More]
Critiques may sting or buoy, and we tend to average them out to distill a truth. But each critic may be wholly right in his... [Read More]
You're too close to your work to be a decent judge of it. So cut the paralyzing self-criticism and instead pour that energy into doing... [Read More]
Carl Richards, our Sketch Guy columnist, will take selected questions about money and life, sketch out a reply and write a column explaining the answers. [Read More]
Don't expect a lightning strike of inspiration. Make like the artist Chuck Close and just show up for work. [Read More]
As much as we think we should be rational robots who look only at what spreadsheets say, feelings and intuition count in personal finance, too. [Read More]
Many people strive to earn ever more money without stopping to consider why. Is it possible you already have all you really need? [Read More]
Remind yourself of how electric your idea feels when you are most stoked. Find a quiet place. Write it down (again). Then, get started. [Read More]
A life without regrets is one where you probably haven't learned anything from the struggle to decide between two things you care about deeply. [Read More]
Save for tomorrow, sure, but don't forget to spend for tomorrow, too. [Read More]
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