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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Jul 31, 2018

I’ve been working on eliminating decisions from my life wherever possible and replacing decisions with habits and routines.

One area in particular that I’ve focused on for the past few years is my morning routine. I’ve tried adding and removing elements to see what works best for me. 

In this episode, I share the...

Jul 30, 2018

Yify Zhang, a McKinsey alum, is also a singer - songwriter - violinist. In this episode, Yify shares how she combines her music with a career as an independent consultant. 

Do visit Yify's website, where you can stream all her songs, watch her music videos, and find out the dates of her upcoming live performances:

Jul 29, 2018

McKinsey taught me this framework - the four conditions that are required to drive behavior change:

1) Understanding and commitment

2) Skills

3) Role modeling

4) Formal mechanisms

This short episode gives an overview with an example of how to apply the framework.

Jul 28, 2018

This is a story about the actual wedding photographer who took the pictures at my wedding, Drew, and his fictional doppelgänger, Drew Prime.

Jul 27, 2018

Thirty years ago I stood at attention and, multiple times per day over the course of ten days, shouted "This midshipman has no excuse, sir!" What I learned from this experience at orientation before starting ROTC has proved to be a valuable lifelong lesson in extreme ownership.