Author: Alex Medick

  • The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

    The aggregation of marginal gains. It’s a line that has really resonated with me from the book Atomic Habits. I’m currently reading it as part of the first Inside.com community book club of the year. And this damn line that was in there.. Well, it just won’t leave my mind.  The aggregation of marginal gains I think…

  • Beyond Zero to One (Once a hacker, always a hacker)

    Consider me king of the unpolished. I go for the “glue it together and make shit work” method more than I probably should. But hey, that’s how I was brought up in this world of business. I’ve always been the one that wants to try new things and prove a thesis. With this, especially in…

  • Defining the New Rich

    Every so often, I like to revisit my old copy of the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. I saw it sitting on the bookshelf and it just sorta called to me. I picked it up and haven’t been able to put it down since. The first thing I did was go to the ear-marks I…

  • Life stage advice and awareness

    Life stage advice from Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinkos. Simple, powerful, accurate.  Advice In your 20’s, try everything.In your 30’s, figure out what you do bestIn your 40’s, make money from what you do bestIn your 50’s, try not to do too much (just enjoy) Awareness In your 20’s, you care about what everyone thinks about…

  • Fail forward

    It’s time to re-think your description of failure. Not all failure means failure. More often than not, failure is the ultimate teacher. What are three things you can learn from failure? 1. You can learn that you’re a risk taker.Too many people are afraid these days. Afraid to make the ask, afraid to take the…

  • Life Principles

    Do you have principles for life and work? Do you have a standard code of conduct that you keep as the baseline for all that you pursue in life?  It’s okay if you don’t. I didn’t for far too long. After reading Principles by Ray Dalio and How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by…

  • Punk and Entrepreneurship: A Love Story

    What do I love about punk rock? Outside of the music itself, it’s the humanity and realness behind it all.  To be punk is to be raw and unpolished. It doesn’t matter how you look or sound. What matters is that you get your ass up on that stage, not giving a damn about what…