I recently have become friendly with Frank Britt. He believes you can write and change your “life story.” I think it is a powerful point of view. He recently wrote about that, and an important career decision, here. Specifically, Frank decided to leave a very prestigious job to be the CEO of an online education
I just gave a talk. I feel as though I’ve waited my whole life to give it. I was invited to come back to Yale and address freshmen from low-income households. I met up with some of them ahead of time for a small-group dinner. I then met with a broader group. My topic: Top
I will be heading down to New Haven in early October to meet with some Yale undergraduates. I’m really excited. A new student group, focused on helping low-income students of all races, has invited me to come down and meet their members. I’ve decided I will talk about Life Lessons. I don’t know how many
I remember getting up at 4.30 am to catch the 6 am shuttle to Newark, meeting up with my work colleagues, and then showing up at a client site by 8 am. Week after week. That wasn’t so bad, except that the manager of our team seemed pretty lost and insecure, over-compensating for both by
I chatted with a friend, who has decided to close down his start-up. He worked on it for a few years, underwent a major pivot, and, in the end, realized, it wasn’t going to work out. All this while having his first child, too. He is closing down the company. He called me to ask for
It has been a busy August, and, today, I had an unusual day: many meetings, each of which was professionally interesting and personally rewarding. For example, I connected last autumn with a local high school senior, who was accepted Early Action to Yale. Our deal was that if he chose Yale, I’d treat him to lunch.