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Systems don’t have to be boring

Without systems, the world around us couldn’t take shape. Systems bring structure to the world…and they can do the same for our lives too. Bureaucracy is systems gone wrong. Art is systems gone right. That’s why I believe every strong system IS a work of art in its own right. More on this week’s blog…

Entrepreneurship has made me a different person

Entrepreneurship has made me a different person

A Squared has changed me as a person. It has helped me build muscles I didn’t even know I had.
I wrote this week’s blog about how I’ve slowly but surely started to learn to show up as a visionary, despite the fact that I’m as practical as they come.

Are eureka moment stories one of the ways we hide?

Are eureka moment stories one of the ways we hide?

I’ve recently started going on a crusade against what I call “eureka moment stories.” They sound something like this: “I started out in my garage, and everything was tough. We were living on ramen noodles, and I made every mistake in the book. Then, one day in the...

Systems: an emergency fund…for your time

Systems: an emergency fund…for your time

We’re used to thinking about time and money in similar terms. We spend both. We waste both. We save both.
I had an idea that would take the metaphor one step further…

Learning vs. Having Learned

Learning vs. Having Learned

“We don’t like learning – we like having learned.” Jamie GlowackiThis sentence really caught me off guard when I first heard it, but it resonates with me. I like learning ABOUT things, but when it comes to learning HOW TO DO things, I’d rather skip to knowing what I’m doing.

Vocation > Expertise

Vocation > Expertise

I totally get it. We want to hire people who know what they’re doing. We want people to hire us because we know what we’re doing.
But I’m beginning to wonder if the term ‘expert’ is losing its meaning.

What if I hire someone and they screw up?

What if I hire someone and they screw up?

I’m not an expert on leadership – it’s something I’m still learning. But I wanted to share a few sound bites with you that emerged from the training calls for our group program, and have been really helpful for me as I continue to think about this question.

Breaking down the fence between work and life

Breaking down the fence between work and life

The work we do isn’t ‘just business’. The way we show up, our integrity, and our investment in what matters has a direct impact on the lives of other people. We can do so much good for one another. Entrepreneurship can be a channel for genuine community to flourish.

Bona Fide Eureka Results

Bona Fide Eureka Results

This book is meant to flip the script on what it looks like to make your best ideas happen. I want to reframe your approach, but more than that, I crafted this book as a step-by-step process you can follow to transform your eureka moments into bona fide eureka results.

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