Dan Andrews

The Middle Class Mind

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I was in Barcelona to attend a business conference. One evening, a small group of us found our way to a fancy bar with quiet music. We knew each other - we’ve met all around the world, from developing-world resorts to New York City cafes. Our conversations are mostly stories and laughs with like minds....

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Is America Bad at Building Cities?

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I was at dinner in Barcelona with two Americans who live in the United States. They wanted to know why I had chosen to live abroad for the better part of a decade. Maybe they saw me as a guinea pig for a life they could choose in the future. They encouraged me to share...

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Here’s a Problem With Metrics

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A few weeks back, I was on a call with Ian. We were discussing how to best manage our team. He asked, “What numbers are we tracking? What specifically can we ask our team to improve?” The “numbers” Ian was referring to are KPIs, or “key performance indicators.” They’re an essential part of any good...

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A Ten-Year Retrospective on The 4-Hour Workweek : How Location-Independent Entrepreneurs Taught the World to Build Businesses from Anywhere

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Ten years ago this month, I was spending a sunny Saturday morning in Barnes and Noble. In the business section, I noticed a book with a palm tree and a hammock on the cover. It boldly suggested that I could work less, earn more, and travel widely.   Free time and travel sounded great, of...

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