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Self-Loathing Rock Stars

March 9, 2021
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Creating successful startups is hard. Those who sign-on understand that from the beginning. They are making a bet on the future of this enterprise, and in return for that possibility, they stake their energy, time, and an ongoing commitment to it. In return, they hope […]

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Is That Any Way to Speak to Me?

March 3, 2021
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You are likely a kind and considerate person. You take care to speak to people respectfully and with courtesy and compassion.
But, how do you speak to you?
Many of my clients –founders and leaders– are plagued by self-doubt. It come out loud and clear […]

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Does Everything Come in Twos?

February 9, 2021
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We tend to think in twos. Whether at a proverbial fork in the road or a choice between university majors, we are hard-wired to view life and the world in dualistic terms. DesCartes thought of us as body and soul, and that persists to this day.
No […]

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Binary Bias — Video Preview

February 1, 2021
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It’s natural. Humans see the world in binary terms. Good/Evil, Dark/Light, Right/Left.  We are simply hard-wired that way.

That tendency served us as well in caveman days, when we needed to make snap decisions about whether to fight or flee a saber-toothed […]

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We’re So Close I Can’t Hear You

December 3, 2020
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Do you truly know your best friend? What about your wife, or your closest colleague? If you are like most people, you probably emphatically nodded yes. We feel like the people with whom we are closest are also the ones we understand the best. But it’s a […]

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2020 Sucks. Be Grateful Anyway.

November 23, 2020
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It’s the holiday season (or by now, maybe it isn’t). It’s a bit awkward, because for many of us, this year does not feel like one for which we should be mirthful, or most critically, thankful. Still, this is the season for thankfulness for all […]

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Burnt Out

September 28, 2020
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The beginning of autumn is NOT when we would normally be thinking about burnout. Start of the fourth quarter usually marks renewal. People return to work from summer vacations, children begin a new school year, Europe reopens after August holidays and the fashion and entertainments industries launch their […]

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It Won’t Turn Out for the Best

August 31, 2020
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We are optimistic about lots of things –our innovation, our economy, the pandemic and even our own, personal futures. Norman Vincent Peale caused a revolution of optimism with his 1952 blockbuster The Power of Positive Thinking –emphatic that thinking optimistically would bring about good outcomes.
No time […]

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