Five ways to receive negative feedback well

Receive feedback well, and you‘ll get more honest feedback in the future. Here’s how.They’re watching you.I don’t mean to sound creepy. But it’s something to come to terms with as a leader: Your team is watching you.As a leader, your actions set the example – especially, when it comes to creating an open, honest environment in the workplace.Your…

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The Ship – who will you be?

For years I was hearing an increasing murmur and rumours about some kind of problem with the ship. Finally I decided to take a closer look, went up to deck, leaned out and looked down, and…. oh sh*t…. this ship is sinking! It’s tilting, some cabins are already flooded, with people frantically crowding…

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Toronto Triathlon 

Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon
Zain Abiddin Triathlon

One door at a time

Entrepreneurs are told to go big or go home. Stop obsessing over scale, and perfect the basics instead.Last year, I met a first-time entrepreneur who was opening a tea shop. We’ll call him John.At the time, he had a pop-up shop in my neighborhood. I really liked him, his vision, and the quality and presentation of his…

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Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why

Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack: Open source software instead of paid developer tools AWS instead of your own datacenter Per-click ads instead of Superbowl commercials Off-the-shelf SaaS tools versus building your own App stores for efficient…

via Startups are cheaper to build, but more expensive to grow – here’s why — andrewchen

Lessons learned from Uri Levine, Co-Founder of Waze

Last Friday, I attended a talk by Uri Levine, Co-Founder of Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app that was sold to Google for $1.1 billion. In a two-hour session, Uri shared some of his key learnings from the Waze startup journey; from starting from scratch to a successful exit. I felt that his talk was […]

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Easy Come, Easy Go — AVC

I saw a friend last night who has been trading fiat currencies for thirty years. He looked at the Bitcoin chart and said “I would be worried about Bitcoin if I were you.” He knows that we own a fair bit of Bitcoin (and Ethereum). My take on the selloff that continues in the leading…

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