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Fully Revised and Expanded

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...

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Time’s flying…..

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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