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4 Things I Learned from Jay-Z

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

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“What you reveal, you heal.”

The current president embodies a lot of ugly qualities. Jay-Z knows that. But he also knows that there are two sides to every coin.

This week, the NYT published an interview with Jay-Z (highly recommended reading and watching).

“The great thing about Donald Trump being . . .

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The Final Draft Fallacy

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

August 10, 2016

This is part 2 of a four part series on learning. Be sure to also check out the intro and part 1

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 We never read the first drafts of books. If we did we would know they're terrible.

We never see the gold medalist when he struggles through . . .

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Ask. Be Specific. Be Quiet.

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

February 22, 2016

I was listening to Ezra Klein interview lobbyist Tony Podesta.

Ezra asked Tony to share advice with people who wanted to lobby their congressperson or advocate for their cause. Tony's advice:

"Don't forget to make sure they know what you want. You've got to make an ask."

This sounds so . . .

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The Aluminum Rule

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

February 11, 2016

We've all heard the golden rule:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

What if we treated ourselves with the same respect?

I propose the aluminum rule:

"Treat yourself the way you would like to treat others."

Before we can reliably share our best selves with . . .

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A Bias Toward Action

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

April 30, 2015

I recently read The Everything Store by Brad Stone about Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

One of Bezos' key tenants that really stuck with me was having a "bias toward action."

I introduced the phrase to our team at Green Zebra, and I am slowly trying to integrate the principle more into my daily life - both at work and . . .

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