Imagine Istanbul in the year 1622.

There’s this guy, Avedis, who spends all his waking hours valiantly trying to turn copper and iron into gold. Like so many other alchemists of his time, things will not go according to plan. …

The story of The Hudson’s Bay Company, which once claimed and traded on millions of acres in Canada and the United States, is fraught with intrigue and exploitation. It begins in October 1666, when King Charles II of England granted an audience to two men. …

Kongō Gumi was founded in 578. Don’t worry about doing the math. It began a century after the fall of the Roman Empire. So a really long time ago.

It operated for more than 1,400 years as an independent family business before becoming a subsidiary of Takamatsu Kensetsu in 2006…

Introduction

We all have that relative who, against all odds, has managed to live long enough to tell us all about their life. It’s usually after a few, around a dining room table littered with pie plates and crumpled napkins.

Their stories, mostly true, about both good and terrible choices, can…

My latest book is now available, here’s the first chapter…

The chase to lead a productive life is extraordinarily misguided and, for many people, downright disheartening.

It might be because the way we define productivity today is a holdover from a time when Japanese management terms like Kaizen, Kanban, and…

I’ve discovered a way to scale one on one coaching

Do you know what word I hate these days?

Gamechanger. No, actually it’s two words. Gamechanger and resonate. That one also really bugs me.

The problem is I’ve been conducting my latest venture in a way that is really, what’s…

Ari Meisel

Founder — Less Doing /The Replaceable Founder/ Overwhelmologist/Serial Entrepreneur / Ironman / Author / Inventor

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store