First Day of School Feelings

First Day of School Feelings

There’s something magical about the first few days and weeks of school. There is so much possibility in new beginnings, fresh starts, new opportunities, and new friends. It is a time where anything could happen and there is always the possibility of things being...
Sacred Systems

Sacred Systems

In his classic book The E-Myth, Michael Gerber outlines one of the fundamental misconceptions of how an entrepreneur runs a business. It is easy to assume that if you are good at something – baking, graphic design, programming – you can start your own...
Trash and Treasure

Trash and Treasure

In Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Berkeley, you can get your name on the list for a sixteen-seat, pop-up, high-end dinner… served in a dumpster.  The admittedly eye-roll-inducing hipster concept dinners, called the Salvage Supperclub, are not just a show of form;...
Three Games for an Honest Conversation

Three Games for an Honest Conversation

We’ve all been in a council meeting, team huddle, or quarterly review where it seems like everyone is so afraid of having a real conversation that nothing gets said. Platitudes and polite deference can keep us from making real progress by glossing over points of...
Hitting the Sweet Spot

Hitting the Sweet Spot

Economics of Unlimited Growth If you’ve ever taken a high school economics class, you know that the essential visual tool of the economist is a line graph. Supply and demand curves, inflation curves, GDP curves, basically all of the significant ideas of economics can...
The Big Stuff is the Small Stuff

The Big Stuff is the Small Stuff

The Big Stuff In the early 20th century, astronomers spent a fair amount of time and energy trying to understand how big and old the universe was. This seemingly basic question stumped everyone from Edwin Hubble to Albert Einstein. When calculating a theory of general...