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5 Lessons From The Golden State Warriors

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

April 12, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season. 

As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?

Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key . . .

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Default Yes

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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April 05, 2016

Recently an opportunity came across my desk.

I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.

Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.

Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good . . .

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Ask. Be Specific. Be Quiet.

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 22, 2016

I was listening to Ezra Klein interview lobbyist Tony Podesta.

Ezra asked Tony to share advice with people who wanted to lobby their congressperson or advocate for their cause. Tony's advice:

"Don't forget to make sure they know what you want. You've got to make an ask."

This sounds so . . .

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Deep Work Wednesday

creating space for focus and flow

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 13, 2016

In my previous post I wrote about the challenges of the modern workplace.

Such challenges are especially relatable for knowledge workers, but from people I've spoken to across industries and trades, it seems that many of us can relate to some extent.

Inspired by Cal Newport's latest book Deep Work (which admittedly . . .

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It's Time To Fight Back

Against the Modern Workplace

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 12, 2016

The modern workplace can be an existential minefield.

Urgent trumps important.

Productivity trumps true value.

Multi-tasking trumps single-minded focus.

Interruption trumps silence.

Notifications trump airplane mode.

Meetings trump flow.

Their agenda trumps your agenda.

. . .

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11 notes on raising money for your startup

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

December 19, 2015

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).

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We had lunch and a conversation with 15 early stage . . .

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Exercise your thinking muscles daily

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

May 06, 2015

Strategic thinking is a muscle. Creative thinking is a muscle. Critical thinking is a muscle.

Without consistent use, those muscles begin to atrophy.

Exercise your strategic thinking muscle today by playing devil's advocate with your colleague or boss to ideas which may seem obvious or "correct" on the surface. . . .

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