My job is not to keep my company alive. It’s to figure out how to kill it. How crazy is that? But it’s true. The job of a small business owner to keep the business alive. To make smaller, more prudent bets that will optimize but not really make huge waves. Because your livelihood is … Continue reading Killing the company
At this moment, I am surrounded by examples of how different parenting is today. As I sit in this Starbucks I see only dads with their kids. Beside me there is a dad with his toddler getting a little morning treat. Over there there are two dads that clearly went for a run together with … Continue reading Parenting ain't what it used to be
It just doesn’t work. All this balancing and kicking ass and being bold. It just doesn’t work without my other half beside me. It just doesn’t happen. It can’t. After this past week I’m terrified of how very tenuous all of this is, how much it all hinges on having this one person in my … Continue reading the price of power couples
<p>Before I leaped into this glorified, grueling version of unemployment, I remember receiving a piece of advice that I thought was full on crazy, but has turned out to be one of the most valuable.</p> <p>My friend, a successful entrepreneur in her own right, said, "tell your idea to anyone and everyone you meet."</p> <p>For … Continue reading the one time words should speak louder than actions.
<p>Last week, a friend shared with me an article titled <a href=”http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118747/ivy-league-schools-are-overrated-send-your-kids-elsewhere” target=”_self”>Don't Send Your Kid To The Ivy League</a> (The Nation's Top Colleges Are Turning Our Kids Into Zombies) by William Deresiewicz, a former Yale professor. She was writing a <a href=”http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2014/07/30/why-you-should-apply-to-ivy-league-colleges/” target=”_self”>response for her Forbes column </a>and wanted to see if I would be open to … Continue reading let's deal with the real problem of an Ivy League educaton
<p>I was catching up with a friend last night and the topic of last names came up. Like many others my friend said, "so you decided to hyphenate your last name?". And I said the usual, "Well, it's both last names, but no hyphen." I was emphatic on that – "no hyphen". I saw my … Continue reading hating the hyphen