I’m now a Quoraian, hear me ROAR!!!

Wow the past few months have seriously flown by... so many places to be and so little time. It sure does help my trips are to Istanbul, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dublin, and many other fun cities! Fear not, even though I haven't posted on my … [Continue reading]

The experience of NO

Over the span of 30 minutes this morning I was rejected twice. My friends know this isn't a unique experience for me. I’m not ashamed to ask for what I want, and I typically don’t mind being rejected. I get it - avocado can’t be added to every … [Continue reading]

Time to update your old school expectations

I've been thinking a lot about expectations lately and how much they impact our lives. Expectations are a funny thing. They're rarely front and center in our daily thoughts, but lingering in the subconscious - like an invisible hand guiding our paths … [Continue reading]

72 hours to Poland

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Don’t judge a book…

As I get older (1) I find myself judging others more harshly... especially during a first conversation. Which is funny, because throughout my life I've prided myself on being open-minded and leaving a positive first impression. Recently with just … [Continue reading]

Blogging for the big picture

(above – the Startupbootcamp Global team!) I’m just back from 2 days of startup CEOs sharing and learning from each other during Startupbootcamp’s alumni CEO gathering in Berlin.Movie A Dog's Purpose (2017) It was a great time. … [Continue reading]

The open job spec

For years I’ve held a core believe that job seekers should apply to a variety of positions, even if they aren’t necessarily “qualified” for them. This isn’t to say a recent grad is ready to become a fortune 500 CEO, but in my opinion most job specs … [Continue reading]

No trust, no sale

Selling is often considered an art form. It takes no less than the most fine-tuned of inter-personal skills and a precise focus on value. But value is in the eye of a beholder, and to truly sell (I'm told) requires the innate skill to first … [Continue reading]

The interaction of academia and business

I recently met well known author and professor John Mullins – who not only accepted my blind lunch invitation, but was nice enough to invite me to the LBS faculty dining room (best lunch I’ve had this year). After sharing our backgrounds, the … [Continue reading]

What’s up with mentorship?

I’m a big fan of Bob Cringely’s blog – he’s been a writer in the Valley for years and witnessed the manic rise first hand. Bob recently wrote a post spurred by a student commenting on the lack of mentorship in their home country of Russia. I … [Continue reading]