How to encourage inclusion and ideation at work

How to encourage inclusion and ideation at work

While running BrainGain I liked to have monthly “State of the Union” style meetings to have a comprehensive overview of what we accomplished throughout the month. These meetings often went well for the most part, but there was a key ingredient missing. Ideation. I found that my teammates just didn’t have ideas to contribute. OR, … Continue reading How to encourage inclusion and ideation at work

Stop chasing new customers if you're neglecting your current ones

Stop chasing new customers if you’re neglecting your current ones

One of my (many) problems with the glorified startup culture is the mindset of grow, grow, grow. Everyone seems to be focused growth. Traffic, signups, downloads, paying users,etc., If you’re not growing ____, then you’re failing as a business. While yes, this is a healthy mindset to have (the goal is always to grow your … Continue reading Stop chasing new customers if you’re neglecting your current ones

How to become less reactive and more emotionally stable

How to become less reactive and more emotionally stable

Whether you’re studying Stoicism, Buddhist Meditation, Mindfulness, or simply practicing How to Not Give a Fuck, the underlying principle remains the same – How to become less reactive and more emotionally stable. How to cultivate a healthy indifference. Note that this is different than avoidance or non-reactivity. The goal here is NOT to become an emotionless … Continue reading How to become less reactive and more emotionally stable

Top performers rise to the surface

Top performers rise to the surface

I don’t believe that job interviews work. They are outdated. Why do I say this? Good communicators can talk their way into a position and then perform poorly. Poor communicators (who could have been great at the job) don’t speak well in the interview and get passed on. Interviews don’t accurately demonstrate who will perform … Continue reading Top performers rise to the surface

My advice to people with ADHD

My advice to people with ADHD (Like me!)

What is ADHD? It’s this weird ambiguous term that we throw around without quite knowing what it really means and how it affects the lives of those who have it. It stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Let’s break that word down. “Attention deficit” = Shorter than average attention span. “Hyperactive” = Over active. Energetic. … Continue reading My advice to people with ADHD (Like me!)

Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to

Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to

In life I believe that there are two types of people when it comes to creative and entrepreneurial pursuits; Doers and Planners. The doers are people who jump into projects without thinking. They do first and then learn from their mistakes.  The planners on the other hand are obsessed with finding potential mistakes before they … Continue reading Why you should release your ideas before you feel ready to

How to become a better listener

I’m a horrible listener. Like truly horrible. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, you’ve probably noticed what I like to call “Squirrel Syndrome”. You said something that had the effect of a dog seeing a squirrel and then running off to chase it. That’s what happens in my mind when someone gives me … Continue reading How to become a better listener