Monthly Archives: April 2014

When and how polarizing helps

on April 30, 2014 in Awareness, Leadership, Tips

When you hear about polarization in leadership, what do you think? You think polarization is a problem, right? Do you think about how polarized politics silence moderate voices? … about how leaders treating everything as black and white miss the nuances of your thoughts? … about how you’ve learned to see things with nuance, which you consider more mature? … about polarizing leaders whose divisiveness you don’t like? Maybe not[…] Keep reading →

The better my life, the less I plan ahead

on April 29, 2014 in Awareness

When you chose your college classes, did you also plan your life based on your courses? I used to think choosing a particular class would move me into a particular major, which would put me into a particular field after college, which would decide decades of my life ahead. By graduate school I would plan a bit under a decade ahead. Starting my first company, I found predictions of the[…] Keep reading →

How to get job offers without looking for a job

on April 28, 2014 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership

I got my last job without looking for it. Two of my NYU students followed my advice and got job offers without looking for them. It takes a while to explain how to do it, but once someone gets it, they get it. The technique doesn’t get you job offers non-stop or on a predictable schedule, but it will lead you to get offers for jobs you like. Having the[…] Keep reading →

2048 high score: 60,400 with a 4096 tile

on April 27, 2014 in Blog

I’ve played this game for a while. I finally got a 4096 tile and got to 60,400 points. I’ve read about people getting a lot farther, but this was high enough for me to post.

See the April 21 NYU panel on Women in Entrepreneurship video

on April 26, 2014 in Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Here is the video from April 21st’s panel on women in entrepreneurship I posted about before. From the April 21, 2014 event announcement: Bridge at Wagner, NYU Special Interest Housing and NYU Entrepreneur’s Network Present Women in Entrepreneurship Many entrepreneurs face similar challenges: getting the first round of funding, launching while in school, or avoiding burnout in the lean years before your business becomes profitable. While we often look for[…] Keep reading →

How to make relationships last

on April 25, 2014 in Leadership, Tips

What makes relationships last? What makes one person loyal to another? These questions apply to personal relationships as well as business. They happened to come up with a client on business and as we talked about it, the conversation covered more personal relationships, the way you like business conversations to become. In my experience, relationships may start with things like common interests, shared histories, common friends, and other things that[…] Keep reading →

What is entrepreneurial marketing and why should I care?

on April 24, 2014 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I’m teaching Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales at NYU. People ask me what entrepreneurial marketing means as opposed to any other kind of marketing. The disciplines didn’t arise out of the blue. They arose out of what works. If you want to run a company or lead a group that wants to influence others, you’ll benefit from knowing what works, so you’ll benefit from understanding marketing in general and entrepreneurial marketing[…] Keep reading →