Is Life Actually About Taking Chances?

Life is about taking chances. We’ve all heard that phrase before, but I’ve rarely been able to evaluate my own life and find those words to be true. I’m not a risk taker and for the most part I’ve done pretty well for myself. When I was a kid and all my friends were participating […]

Over the past few months I’ve found myself reading biographies on people that lived well before modern times. One of the things that struck me as particularly interesting was the way writers went about gathering information on their subjects. There were no TV interviews to watch, no documents left behind on the internet, and no living relatives […]

I'm not a businessman. I'm a BUSINESS, man.

“I’m not a businessman. I’m a BUSINESS, man.” – Some dude that says words with swagger Today, I completed a program at work known as the Harvard Management Mentor. It was a 6 month course aimed at teaching us, the future of the company, to manage and steer our careers in the direction we wanted […]

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Over the past few months I’ve found myself reading biographies on people that lived well before modern times. One of the things that struck me as particularly interesting was the way writers went about gathering information on their subjects. There were no TV interviews to watch, no documents left behind on the internet, and no living relatives […]

Year: 34, Planet: Earth

April 5th, 2016. Mark it down for it is the day that I, Douglas Smiley, turned 34 and started this blog. It’s also the day I ate Lime Fage Total for breakfast and spent the rest of the morning starving. The things you do so you don’t feel guilty eating birthday cake later in the day. […]