When Things Don’t Feel Right

My family, team and I just finished week two of being homebound. You probably did too, or maybe you are several weeks or months ahead of us.  Lately, I’ve started to feel the sadness, frustrations, and loneliness of being homebound. I miss my friends. I miss going to the gym. I miss going out to […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Work

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships

Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, […]

An Introduction to Happiness: Rest

Last week, I shared this idea of being happy at work. Why? Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. People who are happy are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, according to a comprehensive study from the University of Warwick.

Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO…”How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team?” Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a work hard, play hard” culture. Here’s why I think we have to ditch that phrase.

Say Something Different

Job descriptions for companies are often so similar—and so boring. They consistently say the same kinds of things and give you zero idea about the personality of a company, what it’s like to work there, or what they value. Here’s what you can do to change it up AND some exciting news about joining our team.

Why None of Your Company Goals Come to Fruition

Like most companies, we set big goals and we aim to hit them every quarter. It’s part of running a good business. But why is it that companies so rarely actually achieve the goals they set out? Here’s what we realized was off about our goal-setting process and what we’re doing to not only set good goals but to actually achieve them.

The Quarterly Reset

We just held our first day-long “quarterly reset” meeting and the results and outcomes were phenomenal. So phenomenal that I can tell you, with confidence, that they’ll have far more impact on our work than annual planning ever has. Check out our meeting agenda and see what was so special about it by reading on…

Thank a Salesperson Today

I’ve been thinking a lot about business development people and the pivotal role they play on our teams. More importantly, I’ve been thinking about all the ways we can (and probably should) do a better job of appreciating them—not only for what they do to add to our companies, but for what they put up with, too.