It‘s hell to so many, but I would have thrived in it

Water cooler gossip. Small talk at the coffee machine. Meetings about meetings. The office hierarchy. The one obnoxiously loud co-worker. The separate cubicles. The pressure to arrive at the office earlier than you should because everyone else does. The offensively smelly lunches eaten at desks near you. The constant jostling for visibility. Workplace jargon like “drill down.” Work “socials” with workplace-proximity associates.

Those words may be describing your idea of literal hell on earth — the office workplace. It certainly gets a bad reputation, and off the back of the pandemic, many hope never to return again. It has always…


From $90,000 Oreos to BTS McDonald’s meals, crossovers are more than just a hype-inducing stunt

Would you pay over $91,000 for a three-pack of Oreos?

Before you rush to answer “no!,” note that these are no ordinary Oreos. These are bright red, have the Supreme logo imprinted on them, and are very limited in quantity.

When the Supreme x Oreo crossover released on February 18, 2020, fans quickly ate up the offering, though not in the literal sense. These buyers were grabbing the limited-run three-pack for $8 and immediately turning to resell in a bid to make a quick buck. Sales were seen as high as $91,000 before seller sites like eBay pulled them.

‘X’ marks the spot

This…


Whether your transition is forced or by choice, these simple steps will make it as frictionless as possible

When I left my workshop on the 23rd of March 2020, I never considered for a second that it would be for the last time.

It was. In the end, the pandemic destroyed the last motivation I had to keep fighting for the business. And that left me in a precarious position that I have been in before — lacking direction. But rather than flounder, I chose to pursue something new, something bigger, something better.

I set out to reinvent myself.

It’s the second time in my adult life that I’ve gone through this transformation. I’ve successfully transitioned from a…


Try building a “better than nothing” habit

Like many people, I’ve tried to pass the time over the past year by forming some new habits: running, baking, writing every day, learning new card tricks to dazzle friends at future dinner parties (those will be a thing again, won’t they?). Each of these pursuits started strong… until I gave up shortly thereafter.

I had lofty visions of being good at these things immediately. And I just didn’t like being bad. But that was the problem: I was fixated on high achievement, when I should have been focused on repetition.

In a recent TED talk, the sociologist Christine Carter…


This week’s Post-Grad must reads

Hey post-grads, pre-grads, and everyone in between.

In this weeks features, we share some great stories on careers in the pandemic, the toll of chasing financial freedom, debunking misconceptions about freelance writing, being unprepared for the corporate world, and regulating your emotions at work.

We’re proud as punch to call our publication home to these stories.

Thank you to those who write, and even more so to those who read us.

This Weeks Must Reads

We’ll come out and say it — this is one of the best stories we’ve read in a while.


This week’s Post-Grad must reads

Hey post-grads, pre-grads, and everyone in between.

In this weeks features, we share some great stories on chasing your dreams, learning to be average, tackling huge student debts, sunk costs and the negotiating freelance rates.

We’re proud as punch to call our publication home to these stories.

Thank you to those who write, and even more so to those who read us.

This Weeks Must Reads

One our favourite writer’s ever, John Gorman, picks up the mic to deliver a commencement address to the Class of 2021. …


Finally, an example of AR that’s all sustenance, no fluff

Aside from a couple of cool apps — IKEA Place comes to mind — and a handful of interesting games, examples of Augmented Reality have been a little underwhelming, with many of the apps released to date becoming pointless after the initial “whoa, how cool is this?!” reaction wears off.

In fairness, this comes with the territory when new technology and capabilities are being adopted. Many companies are making apps to showcase what can be done, not necessarily what should be done.

The problem is that most examples are all fluff, no sustenance.

Step forward Me@Walmart

On June 3rd, Walmart announced its All-in-One…


This week’s Post-Grad must reads

Hey post-grads, pre-grads, and everyone in between.

In this weeks features, we share some great stories on the habits of successful side hustlers, lessons learned from terrible interviews, financial setbacks, and the Millennial obsession with success.

We’re proud as punch to call our publication home to these stories.

Thank you to those who write, and even more so to those who read us.

This Weeks Must Reads

Alyssa Atkinson has worked day in and day out on her writing side hustle, and has developed a few key habits which have helped hersucceed and grow. Better yet, these actions are both highly specific and repeatable.


You can’t just hustle your way to success

When we launched our startup shortly after graduating, we had one business plan: grind, and grind hard. Others had hustled their way to the top; why couldn’t our business do the same? So we followed their lead, pushing out content, forcing the business onto anyone who would listen and took on work from anyone who offered it.

It was always more, more, more but no matter how hard we pushed and how fast we ran we got nowhere.

Why? We’d missed a critical step. We hadn’t done any of the necessary groundwork to build a proper foundation for the business…


This week’s Post-Grad must reads

Hey post-grads, pre-grads, and everyone in between.

Before we get to this week’s features, Tom wanted to shout out a few upcoming workshops he’s broadcasting next week called “How To Make An Extra $1,000 Per Month On Medium

In the hour-long presentation you’ll learn:

  1. Why writing is a skill that anybody can learn.
  2. How to write blog posts in under 30 minutes.
  3. Why Medium is the best place to get paid as a writer (and how to earn a lot of money there).

Tom has built a pretty solid following on Medium, and you won’t want to miss these workshops…

Stephen Moore

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