I love the trend of community tables at coffee shops. Big dining room size tables are great for spreading out my sketchbook, laptop, coffee, phone, planner, and reading materials. They are also great places to connect, meet community folks, practice listening, get ideas, test the market and get inspiration. Today I got feedback and advice from a former dean of a law school, a … Read More Coffeeshop Advice: Sit at the big table.
I’ll just say it, I don’t always enjoy trying new things. Take today for example. Yesterday I was told about a women’s entrepreneurial event – for THIS morning – ugh so last minute. FORTUNATELY, I had a lunch conflict, UNFORTUNATELY that conflict canceled last night and I was suddenly free with unclaimed time and no excuse. Part of my “anxiety” related to going to … Read More Lean in … to your social anxiety
Amanda’s Ted Talk back in 2013 “bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” It resonated with one of those amazing “yeses” that occur when you come across a piece of profound truth. Her book expounds more fully on the art of asking, part memoir, part musical interlude, it’s a study in intimacy, vulnerability, artistry, connection and what it’s like to date Neil … Read More The Underrated Art of Asking
Seth Godin probably understands the exponential economy better than anyone. If you don’t follow his blog you should – it’s a great mix of common sense and inspiration. I saw him speak in 2004, at Yale School of Management about the idea virus and have been following him ever since. He literally wrote the book on Community, in addition to his blog he has an entire … Read More Case Study: Seth Godin – entrepreneur, bootstrapper, marketing guru
I’ve listened to a lot of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and start-up founders give advice. One theme I heard repeated was the need to be mindful about taking care of themselves, (i.e. sleep more, eat healthy, exercise, meditate etc.) They talk a lot about balancing physical and mental needs – but what I think they are really talking about it energy. Fundamental to my approach to business (and life) … Read More Mantra of the Week
Adam Grant’s “Give and Take” was recommended to me by the Executive Director of Branding. I had heard Adam Grant on NPR talking about his new book “Originals” and enjoyed it. So I picked up “Give And Take” to listen during a cross-country flight. “Give and Take” is a good affirmation for those who in game theory terms are considered “cooperators.” It is ahead of … Read More The 5-Minute Takeaway: Adam Grant’s “Give and Take” (Audiobook)