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The ancient @ connects the modern world

Called “the snail” by the Italians, and “the monkey” by the Dutch, the @ symbol was first documented in use in 1536. Our elegant @ has been inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In 1971, Ray Tomlinson was working...

“A definition of globalization”

This gem arrived in my inbox and gave me a laugh.  I share it as I leave on a bit of a road trip up the Big Sur… will return to these writings soon. A definition of globalization that I can understand and to which I now can relate: Question: What is the truest...

Wandering, wandering, then home: the Independence of the USA

A personal story of the blessing of independence — for me and the USA’s birthday ~ The USA’s birthday is happening, this 4th of July weekend, and I recall why I returned home to start my first (and current) consultancy so many years ago. Finishing my...

Autonomy buys more happiness than money, reports APA

The American Psychological Association (APA) reports that the freedom to express our individuality and to control our choices creates more happiness than money. As entrepreneurs, this information applies directly to us, as our choices are deeply based in individual...

The entrepreneur’s hidden questions of meaning

  Recently I was working with my close friend, colleague and client, Oded Noy, discussing our strategic work as Mentors with early stage entrepreneurs attending L.A.’s Founders Institute  http://www.founderinstitute.com/. We agreed that the initial, hidden questions...

Lessons in successful hiring

I once “watched” Steve Jobs pursue my close friend when he wanted to hire her. He was an unrelenting suitor. He was charming and forthright. Once he had her leaning towards saying “yes,” he set out to woo her husband to support the move. I watched his campaign from...