How to Operate

In 2014 Keith Rabois gave a Stanford lecture on how to operate a startup. It boils down a CEO’s daily activities based on 9 points that he or she should be focused on. While the principles laid out are great for current and upcoming founders or CEOs, they apply to team management in general and if you want to create a high-performing team these principles help you to do that....

October 17, 2021 · 5 min

Red Flags

The concept of red flags found is fairly prevalent because it’s incorporated in every e-mail client. A red flag indicates something that you need to pay attention to. The metaphor of a red flag is associated most often with something negative — a danger. The second characteristic of a red flag is that it’s preventive. You don’t see a red flag when it’s too late, instead, a red flag shows you before the negative consequence that there is something coming....

October 13, 2021 · 3 min

What Are Good Sources of Information?

Where do you get your information about the world from? Newspapers? Facebook or Twitter? Radio or Podcasts? Why? I’m serious. Why are you getting your info from this source? This isn’t a trivial question, in fact, it is essential. Where you get your information determines your opinions and worldview, impacts your happiness, and influences your decision-making. But I don’t have to tell you that. We live in the age of fake news and media distrust, do we not?...

October 8, 2021 · 7 min

Learning and Development With Skill Trees

The idea of using gamification concepts to improve life is not new. However, while gamification elements are used by most personal development apps, the ideas are not that prevalent that people consciously think about the concepts outside of UI or game design. I was fascinated by the application of gamification concepts since I read a book by Steve Lamb, called Gamify Your Life, years ago. I was a teenager back then and wanted to level up my life in a fun way, hence, gamifying my life sounded perfect....

September 26, 2021 · 4 min

Know Which Game You're Playing

“It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying, `It’s the strong swimmers who drown.” Charlie Munger There are two fundamental strategies for how to play a game. The first one is to beat the other player by actively scoring points. The second is to avoid losing points and waiting for the other to make mistakes....

September 19, 2021 · 2 min