Greetings from a beautiful fall afternoon in New York City! I took a hiatus from the newsletter to enjoy being present with the people around me, plus give myself some mental space after a long time of working intensely. It has been amazing.
Last night I took a late night walk with my friend Vriti, and we ran into Chris from OBAstronomy who shared views of Saturn, Jupiter and the moon with us. I never thought it'd be possible to view planets from light-filled NYC, but I was wrong. What a treat.
The most surprising experiences often occur on quieter side streets. If you don’t give yourself time to explore fringes, you close yourself off from opportunities to learn new things.
Great board meetings focus on what’s concerning or not working
Great board meetings are not a CEO show
Great board meetings have a clear, repeatable structure
Great board meetings continue after the meeting.
The 10 commandments of salary negotiation Being able to negotiate when you start a new job is so crucial. This amazing article dives into strategies you can use to get paid more. Remember, you can mine for intel during the interview process. If you don't open your mouth to ask for more (tactfully), you won't get more.
Bain's Technology Report 2021: 20s Roar Technology-fueled growth across all sectors is poised to accelerate in the New Tech Economy. Tech venture capital has surged! The talent wars in tech are underway! Excited about the vibrancy in the ecosystem.
How To Come Out Of Your Shell If your introversion is holding you back from a range of opportunities, you might appreciate some specific techniques and lifestyle changes to boost your extraversion. Go "inside out", altering your habits of thought, thinking and behavior or "outside in", intentionally putting yourself in environments to shape your personality.
Choose a different business model/pricing strategy
Bundle related offerings
Niche down and position differently
Why Hyperlinks Are Blue We take aspects of the digital world for granted. Did you ever notice that many links, specifically hyperlinks, are blue? This piece answers the questions WHY are links blue? WHO decided to make them blue? WHEN was this decision made, and HOW has this decision made such a lasting impact?
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