Analyzing Amy Chua’s “The Triple Package”

I remember a little over a year ago, the many faces of social media (not to mention TV and good ole’ fashion newspapers) were a-buzz with commentary about Amy Chua’s new book. Chua is the Yale professor, and Chinese American, who gained notoriety in 2011 with her book, Battle Hymn … Continue reading

Creating Keystone Habits As An Instrument of Success

On a Friday evening, after 35 years of smoking more than a pack a day, a woman quits. She hasn’t picked up a cigarette in over ten years. A man weighs 370 pounds (170 kgs) in December of 2004. In March of 2006, 15 months later, he runs a marathon … Continue reading

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I was 15

In my opinion, any conversation beginning with “…I’m reading this book…” is going to be a good conversation. After all, personal references from people who know you are by far the most sure-fire way to expand your reading pleasure. “Craig, I’m reading this book that you would love,” said my … Continue reading

On Ankersen’s Guidelines and Performance

I was talking to a father this weekend about his daughter’s soccer team. “She’s always played a striker position,” he said, “but the coach moved her back into the midfield for the tournament.” For those of you unfamiliar with the positions in soccer, here’s all you need to know to … Continue reading