Tag Archives | Personal Story

Nilofer Merchant Platform 2013

On Being Seen

Now I share this talk and the personally-awkward story within it because I think it points to a real truth about where new ideas come from. The Answer is You. Only You. But, more to the point, The Seen You.   It was filmed at Platform. A wealth of talent (including funny man Baratunde Thurston,  More

Savor This Moment

It is so easy to keep push, push, pushing. Well, not easy, really. Maybe the better word is conditioned. Through each achievement (or like, or tweet), there’s a rush of dopamine in the human system, that signals, “things are good”. Which creates a biofeedback loop to keep doing more of the same. As in, as  More

What Will Save Us?

Any time I have a chance to share my story to a good listener, I get to reinterpret the narrative thread that ties it all together. The story I would have told you of, say my Apple work experiences at age 25 would be different than the stories I will pull out now after nearly  More

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Creating Commandments

Blub, blub, blub. That seems the sound track of life right now. As #SocialEra (my new book) has been released into the world, the world has shouted back with enthusiasm. But some days and hours, I’ve felt like the surfboarder being battered by waves as they are flung beneath the surface, not knowing which way  More

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Advice to Writers

When I was in grad school, I had this habit to clean the house to avoid the act of studying. I would study with some amount of focus for 20 minutes, and then go scrub the tub and so on. Someone could have created a barometer of sorts for how near it was to Test  More

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