I recently read Olympic champion Alexi Pappas’ book Bravey, and so, courage has been on my mind. run like a bravey, sleep like a baby, dream like a crazy, replace cant with maybe through sunny & shady. — Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) August 31, 2014 I find that it’s easy to talk about courage, but it’s
In Memoriam: David Swensen
Arthur Brooks is teaching a great deal about happiness: at HBS and HKS, as a regular columnist for The Atlantic, and via a podcast (it is great!). He says that if you summarize thousands of social science studies, happiness is a function of three things: friends and family, faith (religion or a coherent life philosophy),
Brené Brown on Empathy vs. Sympathy
At the three-day leader development course I took last week (prior post here), they showed us a cool video about empathy and that it is not sympathy. I found it very insightful. I think it was an important video for a bunch of mid-life Harvard MBAs to see. That is because we can lose touch
The Eulogy Virtues
Recently, I went back to HBS to take a three-day leader development course. It was poignant, transformative and rejuvenating. I also made some friendships that will last, I predict, for a lifetime. One of the course’s goals was to get us to step back and reflect upon the meaning and purpose of our work life.