Author Archives: Brandon Muth

 

Read the five key takeaways from Jon Krakauer’s New York Time’s bestseller, Into Thin Air. These five lessons are distilled from the tragedy, and while not intended to minimize the loss of life that occurred on Everest in 1996, there are powerful insights that emerge from the realities of real life, high risk mountaineering that can directly impact your business.

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Understanding what the number one destroyer of productivity is, will help prevent you from continuing to be hamstrung by the internal frustration bred by this common culprit.

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The conversation is dominated by the “sexy” platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, but where does texting fit into the landscape of how people communicate around the world? In this Visual Report, I look at the nearly 60 trillion combined snaps, tweets, IG posts and texts sent by 5 billion people annually, and reveal which players …

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Boys in the Boat is a tremendous read. It is well written, but even more importantly, the story is absolutely compelling. The book tells the story of the men who comprised the 1936 US Olympic rowing team who won gold in Berlin. Previous to that significant accomplishment, the book follows the team’s journey through their …

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There is a recent study that showed the average American checks their phone every 12 minutes which equates to over 80 times per day. Astonishingly, 1 out of 10 Americans check their phone every 4 minutes! To get an idea of how that it potentially impacting your company’s productivity, I turned the data into a data visualization delivered in video format, which shows the potential (incredibly) negative impact on the work day throughout your organization.

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Quick screencast showing easiest way I found to run Turbo Tax Business 2018 on my MacBook Pro.

 

Don’t waste time sweating bullets trying to answer this question, because the market will tell you who your market is. This is ESPECIALLY true if you’re in the growing “creative class”.

 

I recently wrote about the quickest way to find career clarity. To summarize, I suggested that instead of asking “what have people paid me money to do?” you should answer “what activities (whether I’ve been paid for them or not) have energized me the most?” In my experience, this exercise has helped me hone in …

 

Last month, I woke up in the middle of the night with a data visualization idea in my head. Instead of working from another spreadsheet where data had already been compiled, I thought it would be interesting to make the data more “alive” by going out and collecting it myself. Enter Lyft. I signed up …

 

Twitter bios are the worst. (This is not a literal statement. Obviously. Cancer, mass shootings, jet liner crashes, and a thousand other things are much, much, much worse.) Anywhoooo… I think I inadvertently penned a Twitter bio all the way back in 2007, before Twitter bio’s even existed, when I launched this site with the …

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