First Sentence Jobs and Second Sentence Jobs
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 27, 2020 | 1 min read time

        What are First Sentence Jobs and Second Sentence Jobs? My sister works at Snap, the tech company behind Snapchat - the communication mobile...

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    How Postel's Law Can Guide Us in the Workplace
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 26, 2020 | 0 min read time

    Jon Postel helped design the internet. He’s in the Internet Hall of Fame, and he’s best remembered for Postel’s Law.   

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    Enthusiastic Skepticism
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 23, 2020 | 0 min read time

    We can be better at our jobs. There are a 100 things we could improve. Processes and habits. Dramatically or incrementally. And we can find those...

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    The Right Book at the Right Time
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 21, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Encountering the right book at the right time has the power to make a huge impact.  

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    Being Interested, Not Interesting
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 20, 2020 | 0 min read time

    Humans are social creatures that rely on cooperation to survive and thrive. We want to be liked. We’re engineered that way. But we’re confused...

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    How to Sit on a Panel
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 18, 2020 | 0 min read time

    I’ve seen lots of panel discussions, both as a member of an audience and as a panelist. There are good panels, there are great panels… and there...

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    How Early Decisions Stick
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 15, 2020 | 1 min read time

    When you’re building a business, a family, a career… or a country, early decisions tend to stick. Decide carefully. Inertia is powerful.

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    How to Be a Thermostat
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 14, 2020 | 0 min read time

    You can be a thermometer, or you can be a thermostat.

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    On Personal Mission Statements
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 13, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Personal mission statements can help discover priorities and serve as roadmaps for personal and professional development.

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    What is Motivational Interviewing?
    By Ryan McCostlin on August 11, 2020 | 2 min read time

                  Framing a question correctly can help achieve a more complete answer.

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