Hey great communicators! Don’t lie. Don’t defraud your investors, your customers, the press, federal regulators. Don’t lie so egregiously over so many years that the SEC comes after you. I’ve been in Silicon Valley for more than twenty years. Have … [Read more...] about Here’s a great PR tip: avoid committing fraud
One of the great benefits of being in charge is that you’re in charge. There’s no one standing over you telling you what to do. One of the biggest problems with being in charge is that you’re in charge. There’s no one standing over you who you can … [Read more...] about Love asking for help
I asked my friend what to write about in February. Her answers were, in this order: Love The Super Bowl Why no one should ever be asked to present on a conference call at 5am Just to be super clear here, when I say ‘love … [Read more...] about Love at work
Whenever I start learning or doing something new, I feel ferociously impatient. The beginning of anything, especially when I see how long it will take to get to my goal, can be torture. So I remind myself that what matters is being on the path. That … [Read more...] about The Law of Incrementalism
This January I’m all about encouraging you to dive into the sometimes scary and always time-consuming work of becoming a great communicator. Why? Because I want you and your business to succeed, and nothing will serve you and your vision better than … [Read more...] about The Steep End of the Learning Curve
It’s my profound hope that as you built your business and personal goals in 2018, you included becoming a great communicator! Of course you did – because you know that nothing will serve you and your vision better than developing exceptional … [Read more...] about Media? Speaking? What will you master in 2018?
Oh my – it’s 2018 already! Welcome to a whole new year, which will be full of new opportunities to capture and new obstacles to surmount. Your business may have grown so much that you find yourself becoming a bit of a public figure. Some people … [Read more...] about Welcome to the New Year!
Even though it is ten years old, the PMARCA Guide to Start Ups is still exceptionally useful. Today let’s look at one of its key points about venture capitalists. They want to reduce risk. So, as a founder going to meet with a VC, what Mark … [Read more...] about VCs want to reduce risk – help them!
It may be hard to keep your amygdala in its place when you’re giving a keynote or doing a media interview, but it’s even more of a challenge to govern your amygdala day in and day out. When you are the leader, though, it’s essential. When you are … [Read more...] about Calm is contagious
Last week we talked about the limbic brain. Everyone has one, but a lot of people don’t realize they do. They have no idea that the amygdala, a part of our brain not much bigger than an almond, governs our fight or flight response. It secretes … [Read more...] about Impulse control is a high order bit!