After working with many startup heroes of mine, I’m left asking myself this question: To be one of those few entrepreneurs, inventors, or creatives who puts a dent on history, do we need to work 18-20 hour days, 7 days a week?
8 hours of work + 8 hours of play + 8 hours of sleep. Repeat. Repeat. Is this the portrait of a balanced life painted in your mind? Read this post to learn why seeking a life of convergence, instead of balance, could serve you better.
In the spirit of vulnerability and authenticity, I want to call attention to something I often struggle with as an entrepreneur. I have a tendency to get so excited about things I’m working on that I am guilty of hyperbole and sometimes stretching the truth. I’m hoping that in 2014 I can turn this bad habit around and I thought to myself what better place to start than with this post.
Watch how Eduardo chose to react when life threw him a major curveball. It's a story of what is possible, it's a story of how impenetrable the human spirit is, it's a story about resilience in the face of adversity and it's a story about life.
As entrepreneurs, we often fall guilty to the pleasures of productivity. But productivity in and of itself is a quick road to an end not worth caring about. Read this post to ensure you are climbing the right mountain.
Your ability to galvanize the support of key individuals, build incredible teams that are relentlessly dedicated, and excite rooms filled with innovators and investors all depends on your ability to build powerful relationships.
After spending 5 days in the metropolitan hubs of Tokyo and Kyoto with key leadership across the region, a few unexpected lessons were picked up along the way in terms of what the startup culture of Japan is like.