A New Approach to Problem-Solving

If we built teams and companies with people from diverse educational backgrounds, from the Humanities to the Sciences, we could solve the toughest problems we face as a society, such as climate change and gender equity. But before we can…

JG Notes: The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

I struggled to write this post because I really wanted to say nothing but high praise and glowing remarks. However, I decided that I needed to be honest about my experience reading The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art…

The Art of Play: How to Have More Fun and Be More Creative

The other day I attended the annual Austin kite festival and had a blast. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play and honestly, what it was like to fly a kite. I forgot about the time. I…

Emerging Theme at SXSW 2019: Are We Solving for the Real Problem?

“Sometimes the deepest questions are the simplest questions.” Safi Bahcall during his SXSW 2019 presentation, LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Transform Industries We’ve been told that product/market fit is one of the most important steps for any…

SXSW 2019 – Days 9 & 10 Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW 2019 is officially over. What an amazing conference! Here are my final two days worth of lessons learned from SXSW 2019. General SXSW 2019 lessons learned: Think of creative ways to present really technical information (both visually and verbally).…

SXSW 2019 – Day 5 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

There were lots of amazing speakers at day 5 of SXSW 2019. While I’m only writing brief snippets of my lessons learned, I plan to write longer pieces to provide more context once SXSW is over. Read on for lessons…

SXSW 2019 – Day 4 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 4 was great. The days are long and these posts are getting a bit more succinct. Themes that continue to emerge are: givers, play, stoics/stoicism, humor, laughter (including laughing at one’s self), intentionality, and doing the work. Enjoy…