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  • “If You Are Here, Who Is Driving The Ship?”

    “If You Are Here, Who Is Driving The Ship?”

    What it’s like to be responsible for 7,000 souls: Business lessons from an interview with the captain of a Carnival cruise ship.

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  • What to do when someone calls you a copycat 

    What to do when someone calls you a copycat 

    Amsterdam. April, 2011.  I was having such a great day. Woke up to the sounds of birds chirping. Walked past bike racks and cute canal bridges to a eurocoffee and a europastry, enjoying the hell out of it in the way that only a walkable-city-starved American can.   I was on my way to the venue […]

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  • You Already Have The Answer

    You Already Have The Answer

    The box-candle problem is not only a test of creativity but also an example of functional fixedness: our tendency to see objects as functioning only in their usual or customary way.

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  • Western Art in Denver 

    Western Art in Denver 

    Lately I’ve been offering to tag along on people’s speaking gigs and work trips as a way to spark more serendipity in my life. Which is how I found myself in Denver last weekend. The top of the staircase led us to a gaggle of women in floor-length sequined dresses and cowboy hats. Big smiles shined […]

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  • How to shoot your shot with an important person 

    How to shoot your shot with an important person 

    It’s 2009 at a party during the SXSW tech conference in Austin. Tim Ferriss, author and angel investor riding high off of the success of the Four Hour Work Week, is in conversation with a conference attendee in the middle of the venue. I am a bright-eyed first-time founder with puppy dog energy, desperate for capital and connections. Landing Tim as an investor would give my startup both. Despite my nerves, I know I should approach him.

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  • The first thing your customers see

    The first thing your customers see

    I spent a week in Boston working with founders at Intel’s Ignite program, a corporate accelerator that helps deep tech startups find product/market fit and sell to enterprise. My role was to help these founders attract more customers and investors through video. I wrote this so people not in Intel’s program could benefit from what we covered.

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