The Leading Sapiens Weekly

Get curated, actionable ideas on careers, work, and organizations.
Brain food for your leadership.

I publish a weekly newsletter to help you navigate the often confusing terrain of work, careers, and organizations. It's designed to cut through the typical BS you come across online. Every Monday, you get one highly curated email with timeless ideas, important frameworks, and actionable takeaways.

Every edition typically has:

  • An Original Article Summary  (bite-sized form of articles I publish)
  • An Actionable Snippet (key excerpts and actionable takeways from important frameworks)
  • Reflection Prompts (questions designed to build your leadership muscle)
  • The Leader’s Library (book, article, or journal paper recommendation)

Development is always self-development. Nothing could be more absurd than for the enterprise to assume responsibility for the development of a person. The responsibility rests with individuals, their abilities, their efforts.

– Peter Drucker

Development is an inside job — we cannot rely on our organizations or even executive programs for sustained growth and peak performance over the long-term.

Take charge of your leadership development

As busy leaders and managers, we often do not pay attention to or are unaware of the rich corpus of available knowledge that already exists. Leadership and management is complex enough. We should not have to reinvent the wheel when there are existing frameworks that can be immensely helpful.

At the same time we have to be wary of oversimplified formulaic abstractions that are far removed from reality.

The newsletter aims to counter these patterns by increasing awareness of proven frameworks, and comes complete with references and links so you can do a deep dive.

You wasted $150,000 on an education you could've got for buck fifty in late charges at the public library.

– Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon) in Good Will Hunting

My practice requires me to mine the rich body of work available not just in business books and management journals but also in the annals of philosophy and ancient wisdom traditions. I am obsessed with unearthing frameworks that have gotten lost with time, or just do not get enough airtime due to the latest trend and fad.

The newsletter leverages this work and captures seminal ideas and key frameworks in bite sized form.

A couple of previous editions:

LSW#17 🖼The Art of the Frame
Why “keep it simple stupid” is bad advice
LSW#18 🤔Do You MBWA?
How MBWA can be more potent than an MBA
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