Tag Archives: commitment

Two ways to ask for help

Business schools and career centers have taught the wrong lesson: when trying to get noticed (for a job, an informational interview, etc.) send an email (those used to be called “cover letters”) that succinctly tells your story, touts your credentials … Continue reading

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One month, 100 rejections

There are great reasons, as a nonprofit, to look for long-term, sustainable sources of revenues, to build a business model that brings in earned income or investor capital.  Philanthropic funds are so hard to come by and often so expensive … Continue reading

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Two runs

I just got back from vacation, which, when I’m not running after our three little kids, affords some time to exercise regularly.  I’m still running with my “barefoot” Vibram shoes (which I love, and which are the reason I’m back … Continue reading

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Above and beyond

No one’s going to tell you that now’s the moment.  

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Full and hopeful conviction

One of the great nuggets – that I’d otherwise have lost had it not been for the visual notes I took – from the Adaptive Leadership piece in HBR that I talked about yesterday is about how to run experiments … Continue reading

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The thing about being generous

Is that most of the time the generosity comes right back at you, except when it doesn’t. You can lean into that rejection too. That tiny sense that someone just took advantage of you? It’s a reminder that this isn’t … Continue reading

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Most of the time

You can’t make people care. You can make people act. How does knowing this change what you say and do?

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The thing they don’t tell you

…when you set out to change the world is that the bottom right part of the table is actually MORE frustrating than the bottom left. If you’re stuck there, I hope you choose to keep looking for the top right … Continue reading

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It’s not personal, it’s business

Really? Feels to me like that’s a big part of the problem.

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How did you raise all that money?

“I hustled.” “Yeah, but what else?” She already answered your question.

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