Wondering—past and future — Seth Godin

Wondering about your past, about what might have happened, about bad decisions made and roads not taken… this is a recipe for not much more than regret. But wondering about your future? When we wonder about the future, we get a chance to begin again, to set new goals and envision bold plans. No more…

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What Is Going To Happen In 2017 – AVC

Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past, today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in. Here’s what I expect to happen this year: Trump will hit the ground running, cutting corporate and personal taxes, and eliminating the preferential treatment of carried interest capital gains.…

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Hacking Elections — AVC

I spent the last twenty minutes reading this long and well reported NY Times story on the Russian hacking efforts during the recent Presidential Election. If you read one thing today, I recommend you read this. We have been engaged in information warfare with other countries for years. This is not a new thing. But,…

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How Software Can Heal the Mental Health System

The U.S. mental health is under tremendous strain. Depression is now the leading cause of disability in the U.S. One in four Americans suffered from a diagnosable mental disorder in the last year, most of which were moderate to severe…

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Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Decisions, Decisions “Is everybody OK with changing the release goal for Q3?”, asks Julie, the product manager. After a few seconds of silence, Julie moves on to the next topic assuming that the stakeholders agree. But most people are still thinking about the idea or oppose it. What’s more, nobody really knows who makes the…

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“The other person is always right” @sethgodin

Always right about feelings. About the day he just experienced. About the fears (appropriate and ill-founded) in his life. About the narrative going on, unspoken, in his head. About what he likes and what he dislikes. You’ll need to travel to this place of ‘right’ before you have any chance at all of actual communication.

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Pushiness — Seth Godin

Deliberate, focused, generous, confident, thoughtful, these are all good things. Being pushy isn’t. Imagine you had a check for $100,000 made out to someone else. Someone you don’t know but can reach out to. How hard would it be for you to cajole this person to take the check from you and cash it? We call someone…

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