Podcast Of The Week: Gave On What Is Happening In Global Markets

I need some optimism. I also need a fresh perspective on reality. Louis-Vincent Gave is a great macro thinker, and being that he both lives outside of the US, and does global investing/research, he’s just the insightful conversation I was looking for. Gave appeared on the MacroVoices podcast a few weeks ago and talked about … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Gave On What Is Happening In Global Markets

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence To Leaders And Teams?

NYC Mayor Eric Adams said emotional intelligence was the #1 skill he was looking to hire for. The No Stupid Questions podcast asked, “Is Emotional Intelligence Really So Important?”* First, a definition: Emotional Intelligence is not the tendency, but the capacity to perceive, use, understand and manage emotions.  Let’s break that down.  First, we don’t … Continue reading How Important Is Emotional Intelligence To Leaders And Teams?

Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

When everything sucks, we get through when we have the right type of crisis mindset.  There’s a scale, and some of us are better than others across a number of variables, but our crisis mindsets determine our ability to get out of the crisis itself (at least with our wits, and hopefully with some semblance … Continue reading Cultivating Your Crisis + Flourishing Mindsets

Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis

Did you know Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View” is on YouTube? I didn't. Get some music. Get some philosophy. Get some of that Marsalis magic in your soul.  I was lucky enough to see him give a masterclass circa 2004. Now, I’ve seen my share of music masterclasses and most of them … Continue reading Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis

Podcast Of The Week: Will Smith, Before The Slap

This is the Will Smith conversation I needed.  Pre-slap I was evangelizing the book as maybe the best non-business business book I’d read so far in 2022.  Post-slap I had a lot of “arghs” “ughs” “icks” and “what” meets “why” feels.  Jon Caramanica and Soraya Nadia McDonald get into the career arc of Smith, how … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Will Smith, Before The Slap

Words Matter: My 2 Go-To Expressions For Better Days, Teams, And Projects

These two sentence modifiers tell me when I’m working collaboratively with good people and when I’m doing good work on myself (as well as when I’m not). I look for them all of the time.  Good, collaborative people: “yes, and…” more than “no, but…” Ex. “yes, and…” is about agreeing and then building further. “No, … Continue reading Words Matter: My 2 Go-To Expressions For Better Days, Teams, And Projects

Podcast Of The Week: The Current New New Things (With Ben Thompson)

Ben Thompson is one of the writers who have most shaped my thinking about technology and culture over the past 10 years or so (!!!). I like to think of it as earning some type of Stratechery MBA. His insights have been very valuable to me. He’s got a piece and podcast out called, “The Current … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Current New New Things (With Ben Thompson)

Sunday Music: Ukraine’s Got BARS (With Alyona Alyona)

I don’t know much of anything about Ukraine. We’re all learning fast these days, but with the focus on geopolitics, it can help to zoom out and think more broadly about culture too. Not to have a hotter take than the next guy or gal on what’s going on, but because these are people, with … Continue reading Sunday Music: Ukraine’s Got BARS (With Alyona Alyona)