On Embracing Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about how we experience change in our lives. It’s not really surprising that it’s been on my mind after this past year. No matter how much we thought we might be insulated from change, I don’t know a single person who didn’t have their lives impacted in some way byContinue reading “On Embracing Change”

But What if I Succeed: How Fear of Success May Hold You Back

We talk a lot about fear of failure and how it can impede the progress of an entrepreneur, but we rarely talk about the opposite barrier that can be just as difficult to overcome — the fear of success. For some entrepreneurs, the fear of success can be even an more powerful barrier to moving forward. DuringContinue reading “But What if I Succeed: How Fear of Success May Hold You Back”

Scrappiness Helped These 3 Entrepreneurs Succeed

After reading several articles about the “draconian” cost-cutting measures some heavily funded Silicon Valley startups are facing — such as cutting out company chefs and perks — I am reminded that startup life may look very different from one company to another. I am also reminded that while capital is vital for survival, too much of it can prevent foundersContinue reading “Scrappiness Helped These 3 Entrepreneurs Succeed”

Cycle of Civic Innovation

If cities are to thrive, they cannot — and must not — hold back the rising tide of innovation, but when you consider that cities are also tasked with protecting their citizens from harm, finding the balance between protection and innovation is not easily achieved. For Airbnb and Uber, their respective disruptions of the status quo were widely embracedContinue reading “Cycle of Civic Innovation”