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Roadmaps to “change the world”.

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

Execution

How to Tackle The New Thing

“How do you approach/strategize/tackle launching a new thing? What is your process? How did you follow it through to the finished thing? This seems to be part of what you have done well and repeatedly (launching over 100 products, constantly pivoting in new scenarios). My hurdle is always execution. How do you do it?” asked   More

Reinventing You

To want *you* specifically

“I have no idea what I’ll do next” she said to me, as she shared that she had decided to leave her company of 14 years. “I stayed for the last few years even though I knew it was time for me to leave…” When you’re not ready to face into “the new”, you can  More

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‘Just One Thing’

Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies.  What’s the one thing you now know is  More

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Do you trust in your ability to grow?

Carol Dweck, a widely-regarded Stanford professor of psychology, and I recently sat down to discuss her 20-years of research and insights on what drives growth. Your book, Mindset, is about the growth (vs. fixed) mindset; what have you learned about growth? Knowledge and understanding are socially constructed. This is to say, you are not ever  More