Don’t Fit In, Belong. Don’t Alternate, Integrate

Ok, I make a lot of notes on my phone and somehow this one went in completely unlabeled. I’m pretty sure it’s a Brené Brown-ism, but if not, I’m sorry to whoever said it. Anyway, look at this: The opposite of true belonging is fitting in. Stop alternating, start integrating. We don’t have to force … Continue reading Don’t Fit In, Belong. Don’t Alternate, Integrate

He Made A Few Billion, But Wanted To Talk About The Knicks

Coinbase made its public markets debut as a $100 billion dollar listing last week. Fred Wilson and his firm, Union Square Ventures, helped lead their Series A back in 2013. They turned 5 million into almost $5 billion over that period of time. The day Coinbase went public - what was Fred thinking about besides … Continue reading He Made A Few Billion, But Wanted To Talk About The Knicks

Be A Goldfish (Sound Advice From Ted Lasso)

Ted Lasso made me cry. There. I said it. Not a weepy-contortionist Claire Danes cry, but a stoic, extra-human yet still tough Batman cry.* What I’m trying to say is it’s a hell of a show. I’m currently making my third pass (they were spaced out, ok?) since I skeptically pressed play on the first … Continue reading Be A Goldfish (Sound Advice From Ted Lasso)

Podcast Of The Week: Bill Campbell’s Step-Daughter On What Made Him So Special

There may be no better person to explain Bill Campbell the man, and not just the legendary “coach of Silicon Valley,” than his step-daughter Kate “Katie-Kate” Bocci. Coaching Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and middle school girls powder puff football. How he proposed to her mom after finding out he had cancer. The stranger Kate met … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Bill Campbell’s Step-Daughter On What Made Him So Special

You’ve Got The Personality Of A Blocked Punt

“You’ve got the personality of a blocked punt.” - Bill Campbell, aka The Coach of Silicon Valley Bill Campbell, aka “Coach,” had a way with words. He could level with everyone from eighth-grade girls on his powder-puff football team to world-class executives like Steve Jobs. He didn’t just build relationships, he built communities everywhere he … Continue reading You’ve Got The Personality Of A Blocked Punt

The Two Types Of Leverage Every Professional Needs To Understand

There are two types of leverage every professional needs to understand if they want to work smarter and not harder: operational leverage and organizational leverage. Let’s take a quick look at leverage itself and then each type. When we think of leverage we want to think of a lever we might use to move something … Continue reading The Two Types Of Leverage Every Professional Needs To Understand

Podcast Of The Week: Brené Brown On What Vulnerability Isn’t

Adam Grant is lining up all my favorite people at the moment, and this WorkLife podcast with Brené Brown does not disappoint. What I like most about this conversation is they focus on how vulnerability, shame, guilt, authenticity, boundaries, and more - belong in our conversations at work. Not fit in, belong. Uncomfortable yet? It’s … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Brené Brown On What Vulnerability Isn’t

One-Size-Fits-All Or One-Off?

Some businesses run on very standardized, one-size-fits-all products and services. They control for costs and pursue volume to have an advantage. Their incentive is for all of the square pegs to perfectly fit into all of the square holes with no deviation. Other businesses run on highly customized, one-off type products and services. They are … Continue reading One-Size-Fits-All Or One-Off?

Podcast Of The Week: I Get No (Leadership) Respect

Muriel Wilkins’ new podcast (via HBR) is called Coaching Real Leaders. Whether you have an interest in coaching, leadership, or just human psychology, Wilkins is amazing and I’m really excited she has a podcast. Also, for the people out there who maybe don’t want to dive all the way into the therapist’s couch of personal … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: I Get No (Leadership) Respect