Readings for all of us
So the six of us who were together all selected readings to share with each other over our last dinner of the year.
I have compiled those readings, along with a few other selections into a readable, printable, . . .
Earlier this week I was on a panel for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about preparing for investment. I sat on the panel with Brad Zenger who happens to chair our Board,and Terry St. Marie, who is one of our investors (indirectly through the Oregon Angel Fund).
We had lunch and a conversation with 15 early stage entrepreneurs, almost all . . .
My Gramps died last Tuesday at the age of 86. You can read his obituary here.
I love this part:
Peter lived with unending humility, sweetness of heart, dry and clever humor, loyalty and love. He gracefully demonstrated the true meaning of appreciation and gratitude through his actions and words every single day, to his very . . .
There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice . . .
Is up to you
The term second nature connotes a layer over one's "first nature."
While first nature may be immutable (a debate for another time), second nature describes behaviors, habits, and automatic responses that we can practice and learn with nothing more than intention and time.
When you google "second nature" - you find . . .
A mental framework
In a recent episode of On Being with Krista Tippett, the guest, Ellen Langer, describes a mental framework she recommends.
Rather than asking "can I do X?", ask yourself "how can I do X?"
She sums it up nicely:
When you ask yourself 'how do you do something?', you are bypassing your ego in some sense, you are . . .