Author: Brian Reinthaler

Act Now, Think Later

There is value in envisioning and sketching out a plan. There are times and places for speculating, contemplating, and even losing track of time in aimless wonder. But what is the cost of thinking...

The Dirtiest Four-Letter Word

I have a confession to make. I am in favor of profanity. There are no bad words, I tell my kids, only bad intent. And the catharsis of a well-placed expletive is sometimes worth the...

Work Hard, Not Much

It turns out that productivity may actually decline as workers put in longer and longer hours. So say many recent studies and articles addressing the relationship between the hours worked by an employee and...

Doing Hard Things

I have been obsessed lately with the idea that initiating action, however small, can reliably produce surprisingly substantial, positive results. In his tragic masterpiece, Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe captures this truth as elegantly as...

The Minimalist Oracle of Omaha

Scott Dinsmore died young. But his story is not one of tragedy. In 2015, on the face of Mount Kilimanjaro, Dinsmore lost his life while living it in the exact way that he inspired thousands of...

More is Less

Minimalism, as a workplace and lifestyle concept, is something I have been trying to adopt for the past few years. I had heard the term before, but associated it more with an austere artistic device than...