Josh Ellis

Josh Ellis

John C. Maxwell Knows the Meaning of Life

By Josh Ellis | November 9, 2015

The leadership expert gets personal about his own journey to significance and designing a life of purpose.

The Tim Ferriss Way: Life Is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

By Josh Ellis | October 12, 2015

Emerald and I are just passing the time, waiting for Tim Ferriss. She really has the pixie dream-girl thing going on—irrepressibly cute with freckles and brown locks dangling from a winter cap that sits high on her head and defies gravity with its pointy top. We’re early. She busies herself with inventory and phone calls as…

‘How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time’

By Josh Ellis | June 11, 2015

Laura Vanderkam has made it her life’s work to study the schedules of the most powerfully productive people across numerous industries. Her new book, out in June, is I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, a data-driven examination of how big-time career women balance work with family…

Me, Myself and My Avatar—What’s the Big Deal?

By Josh Ellis | April 30, 2015

In one of the most chilling episodes of Black Mirror, the modern British answer to The Twilight Zone, near-future humans lead meaningless lives of drudgery yet are compelled to push forward day after day by the allure of earning points to spend on trifles for their avatars (digital representations of themselves). They are unwittingly enslaved…

Awesome Video Editing Apps for Your Phone

By Josh Ellis | March 24, 2015

Never happy with the videos you record on the go? Sick of how unpolished and “blah” they are? Try these apps to shoot and edit videos worth sharing.  Easy Tiger Moments ($1) Shoot time-lapse, stop-motion or flipbook-style video and quickly condense your recordings to clips of 15 seconds (perfect for Instagram) or whatever length you…

Does Your Business Need a Makeover? 6 Questions to Find Out

By Josh Ellis | March 19, 2015

As the right-hand man to Charles Schwab, David Pottruck helped transition the Schwab brokerage firm from its brick-and-mortar focus into an Internet-trading  model. It wasn’t easy gaining brokers’ and investors’ confidence. But Pottruck had a step-by-step strategy, and this major change turned out to be a multibillion-dollar breakthrough. “Oftentimes the need to change stares you…

Ready for a Vacation? Why You Should Go Nowhere

By Josh Ellis | February 15, 2015

One of the world’s most prodigious travel writers, Pico Iyer, says that a stillcation—literally doing as little as possible—can be the best possible use of downtime. Just as daily meditation can bring peace and purpose, the Time, Harper’s and New York Times regular vows that taking even a long weekend to truly decompress will have…

5 Blazin’ Hot Steps for Telling, and Selling, Your Product’s Story

By Josh Ellis | February 2, 2015

The labels, website and social media accounts all tell the same tale: “Rufus Teague made some sauce. He put some in a jar and shared it with the boys. They kept painin’ him ’til he fixed up another batch. Next thing he knew he’s makin’ sauce all the time. It’s damn good.” Every day countless grocery…

Now Hear This: 9 Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind and Soul

By Josh Ellis | January 29, 2015

Headphones and earbuds ever’where. You see people wearing them while shopping at the grocery store, driving their cars, walking down the street, exercising at the gym or even while they’re at work. It wasn’t this way when the Walkman came out. Why now, when pop music is worse than ever, must everyone be listening to…

3 Apps That’ll Pick Up Your Slack

By Josh Ellis | January 18, 2015

We can’t be on top of everything all day, every day, right? Right. That’s why there are apps to help us out when we’re feeling a little scrambled. Here are three “easy buttons” for your life: Sleep Cycle ($0.99) Some mornings the snooze button gets the best of you. Hey, it happens to all of…