Why I Don’t Sign NDAs, Mostly

As a general rule, I don’t sign NDAs; meaning non-disclosure agreements, because as a general rule, NDAs are BS, meaning b******t. Here’s the thing, NDAs serve a narrow function. Enforcing confidentiality when no other legal structure would require it. It’s why you don’t need Lawyers or medical personnel to sign an NDA. You also don’t [...]

10% Happier, Book Review

I want to call this book “life-changing”, but I’m not going to because reading it didn’t change my life. What I’m trying to say is, the book has the capacity to be life-changing. If someone handed me this book five years ago, for example, I think it would have changed my life. The problem is, [...]

The Chaotic Language of Art

A friend asked for help promoting an "amazing and underrated artist" on display at a Dallas museum. Over coffee, we crafted a press release for Igor Samsonov's exhibit. I'd never met or heard of Samsonov before, but his work was indeed amazing. The visual depth of every painting is striking. Scenes and subjects have an [...]

Whatever Tragedy Just Occurred, I Don’t Assume You Approve

Tragedies happen. Every single day something terrible happened someplace. Listen to this post read by Mason Pelt. Some tragedies are of a variety that go viral. A school shooting, a crime motivated by race. A lot of things in a state with bizarrely open public records that creates nearly self-writing headlines. None of these are [...]

In A Decade, Devices of Twenty Years Ago Will Be The Hot New Gadgets

This post was originally published on Business 2 Community by Mason Pelt. It's syndicated it here to maintain a record of guest posts. Listen to this post read by Mason Pelt. In ten years, devices from twenty years ago will become the hot new gadgets of the day. They will be improved, shinier, and better [...]

Default Diet Advice

First, understand a calorie deficit is the only reason you will lose weight. Second, understand that fat, carbohydrates and proteins can all be converted to adipose tissue. If you cut carbs, or fat and lost weight it was because of a calorie deficit, not magic. But I ate 3,000 calories of only meat daily for [...]