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 [...]

Play Bigger, Book Review

In an older post, I claim most marketing books suck. I stand by this; Most marketing books are garbage, rehashing other, older books, written to convince big companies who can hire consultants, to hire the authors.  In that post, I quote Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets -- because it's the [...]

Not Every Company Is A Tech Company

MIT, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and others are declaring every business is a tech company now. Listen to this post read by Mason Pelt. Technology is pervasive in all businesses and saying "every company is a tech company" makes a sexy headline. It's like the new version of pronouncing email dead; while untrue, it's easy [...]

Should I Give Up Foods Tom Brady Does Not Eat?

I was sent an article about Tom Brady's diet, with the question; "should I give up the foods Brady doesn't eat?" Listen to this post read by Mason Pelt. Judging from the article, Tom Brady doesn’t eat a lot of things. Some, like white sugar and white flour, can be cut from most diets and [...]