Mike’s Mailbag: Week 14, 2016

Top O’ The Morning Muchachos,

Theme of the week is quality over quantity and this edition is packing some serious heat… Let’s get cracking!

  • The third installment of Coffeetalk is here with a good buddy of mine in Toronto – Chris Snoyer. Guy’s got a lot on the go and is a fairly cool cat. We chatted about all things business, beer, and start-ups. Check it out here -> Coffeetalk With Chris Snoyer
  • This might be my favorite article of 2016 thus far, as featured in the New York Times. Packed with wisdom rooted in philosophy that has been around far longer than any of us writing or reading this Mailbag. “Concrete, defined plans for life are abstract because they are made for a self who is abstract: a future self that you imagine based on a snapshot of yourself now. You are confined to what is in the best interests of the person you happen to be right now—not of the person you will become.” – Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh.  Thanks for the heads up on this one, Dave!
  • The adage “living the dream” is thrown around pretty loosely these days but this guy, Sammy Schmidt, is literally living the dream. His dream. Sammy is a 35-year old amateur golfer from Minnesota that qualified for the Masters by clinching a victory with a hole-in-one on a par 4… Yes, that’s an ALBATROSS to close out a qualifying tournament victory in style.

Song of The Week: I always knew about this band by name but never really listened to them. That all changed a couple weeks ago cat-skiing when Stefan, an awesome skier from Switzerland, put Foals on the loudspeaker. They’ve been a fixture on my Spotify ever since. “London Thunder” – Foals.

Quote of The Week: “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

Carpe Diem,

Wilkesy

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