Five years ago in The New York Times Magazine, the philosopher Peter Singer wrote the most important article I've ever read. It was called "What Should a Billionaire Give — and What Should You?" What I remember best is the haunting hypothetical question Singer posed: If you were to pass a shallow. . .
Twenty five years ago, the New York Times Magazine ran an extraordinary article titled "How Do Tobacco Executives Live With Themselves?" by Roger Rosenblatt. At the end, he quoted an executive named Victor Crawford who worked for five years as a lobbyist for the Tobacco Institute and helped defea. . .
Are you working longer hours, attending more meetings, taking shorter vacations, answering more emails and eating lunch at your desk, if you eat lunch at all? Does demand in your life just keep getting higher, so you're struggling more and more just to keep up? Are you utterly sick of hearing . . .
I ended my most recent post with this line: "The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between our opposites with agility and grace — to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never to stop trying to get better. " Over the past week, I've thought about this more deeply. Wha. . .
Consider the following qualities: Confident Humble Courageous Prudent Tenacious Gentle Honest Compassionate Decisive Flexible Disciplined Playful Strong Vulnerable Delib. . .