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

Podcast Of The Week: Seth Godin And Debbie Millman

Anytime Seth Godin and Debbie Millman get together it’s worth listening. They’re gods of marketing, design, and what I think we can agree to call, “vulnerable leadership.”  If you don’t know them, you’re in for a treat. If you do, you already know what it means to be a fly on the wall when they … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Seth Godin And Debbie Millman

Sarah Cooper On Her Superpower Of Being Funny

Sarah Cooper is hysterical. She did the corporate thing before taking a shot at becoming a comedian, struggling, doubling down on the corporate job, and then eventually tripling down and breaking out as an artist.  If you’re a creative with a side hustle, or a creative with a creative streak in your main hustle, Cooper’s … Continue reading Sarah Cooper On Her Superpower Of Being Funny

Thunder Is Good, But It’s The Lightning That Does The Work

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. - Mark Twain Make a loud noise. Talk a lot of talk. Be like thunder and everybody will hear you. Make your point by doing the work, effectively and efficiently. If they’re looking in the other direction they might miss it. … Continue reading Thunder Is Good, But It’s The Lightning That Does The Work

Podcast Of The Week: The Tangible ‘20s

Disclosure: to my non-financial markets friends, I offer you this insight first, and then for whoever else still cares, you’ll want to check out the podcast below.  One interpretation of the decade (still mostly) in front of us is that it might be like The Roaring ‘20s all over again. Advances in technology, low unemployment, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Tangible ‘20s

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