How do you communicate what you believe to others, to the world?
Communication Wisdom pt. 1
I don't think you can "hack" communication.
Leadership Communication Problems in Startups and What to Do About Them
One of the least talked about, but most prevalent problems within companies are communication and people issues. Almost every founder I know has been through some type of communication issue with a co-founder or team member. These often lead to messy “breakups,” difficult and complex situations around equity or ownership,
Seeing Your Inbox as a Gift
Email – the dreaded inbox – can be a source of stress for many. You wake up and the first thing you do is see what you need to respond to. Obviously, that's not a great way to own your own time and attention. I was caught doing this myself, leaving emails
3 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Written Communication
I wanted to address the most common issues/problems that I see Founders facing when it comes to written communication. Writing is a skill, and there are very simple tips that will drastically improve your ability to write something that is relevant to who is reading what you're writing. There
The Mental Health Tax of Office Politics
Companies are just people. And when people coordinate, it’s difficult to meet everyone’s needs. After all, each of us has the habit of thinking that we can control the world around us…when in reality, each one of us is attempting to do this with our own goals
Relating is Just One Half of Connection
The internet gave us the solution to the pain that many people, myself included felt... “There aren’t any other people who care about what I care about.” But on the internet, these people are in abundance, and it’s incredible. Intellectual stimulation is available 24/7. All of the
There’s No Shame in Telling People What You Do
There are many different ways to describe what you do. If you’re self-employed, or someone who does many things this is a kind of dreaded question to be asked. Many times we resort to vague terms… We use… * “Founder” * “Startup” * “Self-Employed” * “Freelancer” None of these really describes much at
Art as a Simulation
Art provides flexibility to the rigid form of our persona.
What is a book?
This past season I went through my Kindle and added all of the books I'd bought over the past few years to an Airtable spreadsheet. I tried to rank them, list out which I'd finished, and more importantly, write a line or two about what I'd learned from each one.
Great Writing is Felt
It's rare to remember a sentence or a piece of writing, whether from these emails, a book, or a blog. What's remembered, instead, is the direction of movement you feel within you, like a magnet towards your goals or desires. The words I write are less important than the energy