The one word that defines success

NO! Smart people and nice people think their smartness and niceness diminishes each time they say no to someone.  They believe they are saying no to their own capability of helping.  To their own ability to solve.  What we rarely realize is that the art...

It’s about you. Mostly you.

I have a “problem” I have been trained to think that everything is a consequence of me. I am the source of the current situation. My thoughts, my actions led to what we are witnessing, especially if it’s bad.  I may not admit it all the time,...

What’s the first slide of your pitch deck?

Yesterday at lunch with two super smart startup founders, we got talking about their pitch deck.  Pitch decks are super fun. I look at the nearbuy pitch deck every other week – trying to make it clearer, sharper, more succinct. And surprisingly find obvious...

Which one?

Two emails – selling something to me – eyeing for my attention Which one will get a response? Which one went through more effort to write? Which one will┬ácontinue putting in the effort, despite the response rate?   If we don’t respond too well...