The Best Career Investment

What’s the highest ROI investment you’ve made? Education? Bitcoin? Apple stock? Your house? For me it’s coaching. My USC MBA was a great investment (fight on!), my house has gone up in value much more than I expected. But the few thousand I have spent on career and performance coaching over the years have, by … Continue reading The Best Career Investment

The Highest ROI Career Investment

What’s the highest ROI investment you’ve made? Education? Bitcoin? Apple stock? Your house? For me it’s coaching. My USC MBA was a great investment (fight on!), my house has gone up in value much more than I expected. But the few thousand I have spent on career and performance coaching over the years have, by … Continue reading The Highest ROI Career Investment

Practice of Champions

I start my remote workday with a 10 or 15 minute mindfulness meditation. No app, just a timer and my breath. Since I started doing this back in October I’ve seen great improvements in focus, stress level, and productivity. I’ve done mindfulness meditation on and off for years, but never made it a daily practice. … Continue reading Practice of Champions

ReadyPrint

It’s been quite a while since we launched (July 2020), but I wanted to share that I’m incredibly proud of my team and the broader team at Epson that helped create and launch ReadyPrint. It’s been an amazing journey. Check it out: readyprint.epson.com This is the first printer Hardware as a Service (HaaS) solution for … Continue reading ReadyPrint

Thinking Fast and Slow for Presentations

Pay attention to your audience’s System 1 vs. System 2 thinking as you prep for a presentation. It will pay off. Especially if your audience is executives. Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking Fast and Slow” provides great insight into how our minds work. System 1 thinking is when we’re operating on intuition, heuristics, and emotion. This … Continue reading Thinking Fast and Slow for Presentations

High Output Management

I just finished “High Output Management” by Andy Grove (former CEO of Intel). Amazing book. It has great answers to these questions. It’s uncommon to find clear advice that is this comprehensive. He builds an amazing framework for understanding the work of management. I’ll be coming back repeatedly. Here are a few nuggets, they hardly … Continue reading High Output Management

Business Thoughts for a Friend

A Business is more than a job you’ve made for yourself

Often when people say they want to “start a business” they really mean, without realizing it…..

How to measure anything – book review and summary

I recently finished How to Measure Anything: finding the value of intangible in business. It’s a great book, I highly recommend it. Especially if you have a engineering/science background and find yourself in management. Hubbard claims that there are no intangibles that you can’t measure. Central to this claim is his definition of measurement as “uncertainty … Continue reading How to measure anything – book review and summary