October 22, 2017

Saw Jason Silva talk yesterday about the research Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal are conducting on flow.

The idea of "being in the zone" as a series of physiological responses in our brain that's causing an extreme "high" is truly fascinating.

More so, like any "high"...

October 20, 2017

At a mastermind event earlier this week, I got the chance to listen to @hamzak speak about solving problems instead of starting businesses.

"I want to start something" - a common phrase as the rise of startups show no slowing down and the cost to doing so continue to...

October 18, 2017

Jim Collins - author of Good to Great - talks about the “Flywheel Effect” which highlights the importance of building momentum to drive superior results. 

Most companies, teams and people focus on finding THE solution to get a desired result. Among the many reasons why...

October 16, 2017

The concept of finding your ‘why’ is not new to my friend Dave nor I (thanks Simon Sinek for driving this movement!). As we waited for our meal to arrive, Dave began sharing his why. It was clear that this was not something he dreamt up overnight, but rather, an evolvi...

October 13, 2017

Something I continue to struggle with is making the hard sell easier. What this means is that there will always be the type of individual who has little interest or care for what you are doing, working towards, and ultimately believe in. And often, this will be someone...

October 12, 2017

When it comes to business development, products (especially tech) are positioned as either painkillers or vitamins. 

Painkillers are solutions to a specific pain point experienced by a user / company. Vitamins are solutions that facilitate the continued growth and “heal...

October 5, 2017

In behavioural economics, the ‘drop in the bucket’ effect is a cognitive heuristic whereby people may fail to take action because they feel that their behaviour will not resolve a larger problem. 

What's the point? It won't hurt. We have all heard and said these before....

October 4, 2017

A lot of entrepreneurs and founders often describe their headspace as a constant balancing act - switching between the macro-level view of their business and team, to the micro-level view of what specifically needs to be done for the 10AM meeting. 

This constant switchi...

October 3, 2017

As we enter the last 3 months of 2017, I re-visited my annual goals and quarterly targets. This exercise allows me to measure my progress, celebrate the wins, and more importantly, pinpoint what isn't working and finding ways to iterate and improve.

For instance, I smas...

October 3, 2017

This last week has been all hands on deck across all aspects of my life (and I apologize for not being as active!) Under most circumstances I would still find a way to make a post as that is something I committed to you and myself.

In the past I have written about con...

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