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John Calvin's Hand Written Notes

Why Love Letters Matter

Over a lunch meeting recently, my colleague lit up as she told me about a recent letter she got. It was written by hand, she said. And thanked her for mentorship and support during a year-long fellowship. It went onto spell out what had happened with the person’s career as a result. The hand-written letter  More

Stew Friedman, NYT article on Values and Corporate Life

Leading the Life You Want

When Stew Friedman and I first met, he shared his life’s work, to design places of work that work for us humans. We talked long into the night. Last week, Harvard Press released Stew’s latest’s ideas into the world, entitled Leading the Life You Want (link to buy). It holds some wisdom for how to  More

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It’s the little things …

In general, I choose “done > not done”. Or “today > future date”. Many of us who follow this philosophy can credit their career success to it. The people who raise their hand, who speak up, who ship things tend to get more opportunities. My mind runs to all those in operational roles, where the  More

Sleep When You're dead

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

After waking up at 2 or 3:00 in the morning, I would write until about 5 or 6:00 am. New How, the first book, was written mostly in the dead of night. I don’t remember exactly how I started this practice. Or, if I even thought of this as a strategy. I just remember doing  More

Sting, Paul Simon

Collaborations

Live music has a way of infusing the soul. I’m sitting at my home office today, humming The Boxer, because, last night, two rock legends shared a stage at the San Jose Arena. Both Paul Simon (71) and Sting (62) are exceptional talent unto their own, and could easily have filled the big halls and  More

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Unwritten

Most of us long to make a dent in the universe, to leave a world that’s different and better than the one we were born into. Short of being a some singular giant like Steve Jobs, or Nelson Mandela, however, the only way until recently that we could pursue this goal consciously and systematically has  More