I was interviewed today for a Facebook Live session at the Harvard Business Review. The simplicity of the technology involved floored me. HBR used a camera and a laptop to stream live the interview. They also had two people moderate the comments and tee them up near real-time. It was fascinating to engage with a
If you watch the news on TV, you’ll recognize Paula Ebben. She’s one of the news anchors at WBZ, the local CBS affiliate. She recently gave a funny and touching commencement speech. It’s summarized here. I feel very fortunate to be friends with her and her husband, Bill. Both of our sons were in the same
I recently had a conversation with someone going through a “life reboot.” There are moments in life that are crossroads: changing jobs, ending a long-term relationship, moving, a spiritual epiphany, ending old habits, the death of a loved one, etc. I’ve written in the past about crossroads. IMO, however, I think certain crossroads involve a huge
I asked: “Why did you quit your hedge fund job, pack up everything you had and move to a new city to start a risky company?” He replied: “I wanted to minimize life’s regrets. You regret acts of omission, not acts of commission. You regret what you didn’t do rather than what you did do.” I
I’ve felt many things in my life. Peace is my favorite. It’s the kind of peace that surpasses all understanding. In my teens, I felt a great deal of turmoil. The usual adolescent stuff. In college, I felt a great deal of personal growth, but, also, uncertainty. Will I flunk out? Will I get a
Risk is an interesting thing. It’s always there, and how you divide it is the key question. I this morning read about Spotify’s $1 billion convertible note financing. Some interesting terms have been leaked, though I don’t know why the company would want those out in the market. And, I’m sure, there are other terms.