When I Say “Homemaker,” Act Like a Chicken

Years ago I was coaxed into attending a hypnosis comedy show. I had never experienced nor even been witness to hypnotism, and I wondered if it was even real. Not long into the act, the hypnotist invited the audience to participate in a group demonstration in which he would persuade us that our hands were […]

Seinfeld and the Defense of Privilege

Work hard and be nice to people

Do you think people should be ashamed of their privilege? Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t, and I agree with him. He took some time to defend privilege during his commencement speech at Duke—more on that below. Privilege used to mean having certain advantages in life like money, connections, or opportunities. Well, technically, it still does mean that. […]

299. Does Every Entrepreneur Start Out As A Success?

Failing is important to succeeding. And even the most successful entrepreneurs had to fail before they become wealthy and successful. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi, Emma. Emma: Hi, Brittany. Brittany: Well, first of all, happy New Year. I know it’s gonna be a little bit, I think we’re gonna be a couple of months in, […]