I’m not a real estate agent. I don’t know all the ins and outs of closing deals. I haven’t been the person who has guided first time homebuyers through the adventure of finding a new home. And I haven’t coached sellers through the details of getting a house show-ready. However, I’ve talked with several real […]
I’ve been reading Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace. It is the story of Pixar. I appreciate having my assumptions challenged. One of the points in the book is that hindsight is NOT 20/20. For any situation, there will always be a large part of the forces, circumstances, and story that we will […]
What happens when you leap? Here is one possible order of steps. Step 1. You want to take action Step 2. You are afraid to take action Step 3. You put off taking action These first 3 steps can be an indefinite loop. If it’s a worthwhile thing, hopefully you move to step 4 at […]
This quote is an excerpt from A Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns. It reminded of a related conversation I heard. It was on a video interview I worked on with a CEO of an integrated Architecture/Construction firm. There are two things from that interview that I’ve thought back to many times and one […]
This post is about how Gary Vaynerchuk answered the question. I’m curious to know, what makes a good storyteller? This is from the GaryVee Audio Experience, September 3, 2017 A Business Meeting with VaynerProductions | Expanding What Vaynermedia is Built On. It starts at 8:56 into the meeting. What I think is really interesting here […]
It’s easy to make them… ORGANIC FRESH SUSTAINABLE LOCAL There are plenty of things where we can choose to control multiple variables. It’s just a matter of choosing which things and then doing it.
I was talking with someone about “Chinese Food.” We talked about American “Chinese” dishes and dishes that are actually from China. I’ve only had a handful of authentic Chinese dishes. Some were passed down in my family from my Chinese grandmother. Another was a simple meal with a grad student from abroad. And then a […]
One hiring strategy that scales. This is from Michael Lang. Here’s one thing I’ve learned that works great. Grow slow in beginning to grow faster later. This is my formula for building great IT teams: In the beginning do this: a) hire someone, indoctrinate them with your values/expectations and coach/prep them to onboard the next person. […]
The jumbled up mess in your own head might be completely clear to someone who is not you. Perspective is a great thing. Sometimes it needs to come from other people.