Five Learning Tips for Smart Adults

Alternatives to the course.

Four Dating Tips for Smart People

Tactics for finding and building a long-term relationship that works.

Five Tips for Smart Job Seekers

Ahead-of-the-pack job-hunting tactics for intelligent people.

Five Tips for Smart People in a Not-So-Smart World

Tactics for bright and gifted people in a mixed-ability world.

A World With Few Decent Jobs

A pessimistic but realistic scenario.

Ten Tips for Parents of a Smart Child

Ideas for parents of bright or gifted kids.


Whether you choose pure libertarianism, Rawlianism, selfish/contributory balance, or pure hedonism, this article can help you make a conscious choice.

Making Mentoring Matter

Maximizing the benefits of mentoring to the protégé and the mentor.

Potent, Under-the-Radar Volunteer Opportunities

How to choose the right volunteer opportunity and convert it into a paying job.

Taking Stock at Year-End

An accurate self-appraisal can lead to a more successful New Year's resolution.

The Power of Looks

A short-short story.

Why Marry?

Amid today’s changed social norms, should you participate in the venerable institution of marriage?

Reducing Holiday Stress

Seven ways to actually end up with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

Long-term trends that people involved in strategic planning should consider.


A short-short story about people’s veneer.


We’ve become inured and shouldn't be.

Seven Pleasures They’ve Wrested From Us

An underdiscussed cause of modern-day stress.

“I’d Rather Retire But...”

Advice for older, not-technical people seeking good work.

Saving the Best for Last?

Don’t prematurely go gentle into that good night.


Advice distilled and honesty radical.

The Most Foundational Gap

A new approach.

Thoughts on Action Versus Reflection

My answer to a relative's question.

Foiling Dishonest Job Seekers

Advice for employers and job hunters.

A Fresh Start Yet Again

A short-short story about passivity, resilience, and change.

Sam’s Saga

A short-short story about the next 20 years in a typical new graduate's career.

On the Difficulty of Getting People to Change

Even extraordinary measures won't work if the client only claims to want change.

A Kinder, Gentler Approach to Kim Jong Un

Psychological and communication tactics for reducing conflict, even when dealing with a "monster."

Tips for Sub-Clinical Sadness, Worry, Anger, and ADD

Sometimes, self-help can be enough.

Where Will the Jobs Be?

It’s usually two steps forward, one step back, but the trend has been forward.