It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen An interesting exercise I did the other night. I’m 35 days away from my birthday. An event which makes some pause and consider. What if, I asked myself, instead of having this birthday, I knew…Read More
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The latest book by Kamal
I almost didn’t publish Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. I was terrified. Here I was, a CEO who’d fallen apart after his company failed, writing a book about how loving himself saved him. I thought I’d be a laughing stock and my career would be finished...Read More
What you need….
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. – Mark Twain What you need is simple. All below are metaphorical, not physical 1) Cojones – Extra large 2) A Bulldog’s jaws – Once you grab on to something, you don’t quit. 3) Bulletproof vest – There’ll always be detractors, hanger oners,…Read More
Productivity hack: Work in batches
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. – Mark Twain This is one of the single-most effective productivity hacks I’ve used. Batch your work, throw it on your calendar, then when the time comes, power through it. For example, put 3 or 4 15-minute blocks on your calendar for…Read More
The nature of reality
I want to put a ding in the universe – Steve Jobs This is my latest theory on the nature of reality. It goes something like this….. Reality is neutral, it is nothing but a blank void. It’s our focus that creates the path ahead. Remember the scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade…Read More
Masters of Sand Hill
It’s good to be the King – Mel Brooks Me, to a VC buddy, imagining his office in Sand Hill: “Your big corner VC office with leather walls and barefoot admins and cowering entrepreneurs waiting their turn by the moat.” His response: “A VC office looks more like a shoeshiner, polishing the shoes of entrepreneurs while they…Read More
In the now – bam wow!
You can find yourself by coming into the present – @tinybuddha Email conversation with a good friend on being in the moment: Me: somewhat stressed, need to be more relaxed like you. Him: You just haven’t taken enough beatings yet. This is a trial by fire and you will be better off regardless of the…Read More
Pulling a Cortez
Get rich or die tryin’ – 50 Cent Over lunch with a smart friend, I mentioned this fantasy I had a few weeks ago – of finding someone to replace me, turning over the reigns of the company, and just walking away. I’ve vested enough so that when the company makes it, I’ll be just…Read More