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  • Do Well

    A note to the graduates of  the Chicago Startup Leadership Program (SLP) 2013, written March 21, 20113. *** During grad school, rather than wishing students “good luck” on tests, the faculty at Booth would often print the phrase “do well” next to the honor code. Luck is random; acquiring skills to be in a position to […]
  • Why I Play the Lotto

    Originally posted on Build In Chicago. As a child, we dream about being astronauts, our backyard tree house becomes an outpost in the Wild West fight between soldiers and Indians, and the only limit to what we can accomplish is chime of mom’s dinner bell (or text message). Somewhere along the way, we start becoming […]
  • Why You Should Take a Solo Road Trip Now

    Originally posted on Built In Chicago. For most people, the idea of driving any significant distance is daunting. Stuck in a car, with hundreds of mindless miles stretching ahead of you, and no matter what radio station you manage to pick up – it always seems that the newest Taylor Swift song is playing. It’s […]
  • 2013 Annual Theme

    It’s that time of the year again. End of year brings ritualistic closure and new beginnings. At least for me, my mind packages up all that was and looks forward to all that could be. It’s also a time of reflection. My business coach (the best investment I’ve ever made) annually leads me through an […]
  • New Year Thoughts

    It’s Jan 2, and I’m happily settled into an office plugging away on the things that I should be plugging away on. It’s great to have nothing but time in front of you, and to tackle projects in the way that makes sense (rather than what’s due first, or what someone wants first, or to […]
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