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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finding a Coach

I’m frequently asked by entrepreneurs, investors and friends how to find and select a coach. It turns out there aren’t a ton of useful resources out there. I figured this was a timely opportunity to create and publish a comprehensive guide to help those leaders committed to professional

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A Weekend In The Woods With EVRYMAN

Several weeks ago, I ventured up to the Berkshires on a cold Friday morning to participate in a three day intensive retreat organized by a powerful organization called EVRYMAN. I‘ve been involved in nearly a dozen trainings and retreats over the past two years. This one stretched me and

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John Wooden on Success

John Wooden is arguably the greatest men’s basketball coach of all time. He led UCLA to ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year span. Within this period, his teams won a NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Over the weekend, I was browsing YouTube and discovered his TED

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Think Mystery, Not Mastery

Over the weekend, I attended a meditation retreat at Garrison Institute led by Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern. I can’t recommend this place enough. It’s one of the hidden gems of the Hudson Valley and only one hour north of the city. After Sharon’s and Ethan’s

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How To Conduct A Comprehensive Annual Review

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” -Meg WheatleyThe holiday season is my favorite time of the year. It symbolizes family, friends, vacation and of course plenty of good food. I also enjoy it because it marks the end

How To Conduct A Comprehensive Annual Review
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Introducing One Change Club

Several months ago while I was on my Vipassana meditation retreat, I was captivated by the idea that change is a constant. By unplugging for ten days and increasing my sense of awareness, it became very apparent that objects around us and within us, even at the tiniest levels, are

Introducing One Change Club
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My First Think Week: Going Off The Grid To Explore

Sundown on one of my many nature walks Earlier this month, my good buddy, Mike Karnjanaprakorn, Founder / CEO of Skillshare, stopped by our place in the Catskills for a few hours. He was just coming off his seventh ‘Think Week.’ Over lunch, Mike explained the inspiration behind this annual ritual

My First Think Week: Going Off The Grid To Explore
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On Privilege

Last week, I published a blog post titled, ‘Decoding the Qualities of a Great VC.’ The spirit behind the piece was to spark a conversation about what makes a good venture investor and whether that can be predicted. It was generally well received until I saw this Tweet from Nathalie

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Overcoming Your Worst Habits at Work

Last month, while I was on a cross country flight, I read Ray Dalio’s seminal document, Principles, for the second time this year. For those of you who don’t know Ray, he is the Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and arguably most successful hedge fund.

Overcoming Your Worst Habits at Work
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Why I Invest

Last Friday night after a long week, I decided to go for a long run and listen to a Buddhist lecture on the true nature of existence and the self. About ten minutes into the run, I started to contemplate why I have chosen various paths in life such as