“We are in the business of turning ideas into reality” - Me, in my impromptu speech at the Gumball Capital farewell dinner
I believe that the more time we spend choosing to run the deep inner peace...– A Stroke Leads a Brain Scientist to a New Spirituality - NYTimes.com
“I pledge to consider the social and environmental consequences of any job I take and try to improve these aspects for any orgs I work for.
Pat Williams and the 7 Sides of Leadership
From the 2008 National Student-Athlete Development Conference Bio: Pat Williams is Senior Vice-President of the Orlando Magic, which he helped co-found in 1987. He traded for Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Penny Hardaway, and drafted Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. In 1996, was named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. Vision Leadership is always about the future, always...
“Leadership is always about the future, always about change” - NCAA Leadership Conference
Arrived at the Disney Resort for an NCAA Leadership Conference. Expectations are low, let’s see if they can deliver something valuable…
Liberal Education and the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Found an article through Bnet - a semi-legit portal for articles on business, entrepreneurship, strategy, careers and more. This one is from the journal Liberal Education, and it talks about how entrepreneurial thinking and liberal education often overlap and how we should seek to tie them more closely together. An excerpt: ” First, I would describe those with an entrepreneurial mindset as...
My birthday. Defended thesis. Dinner @ Sushi Tomo....
To sustain an edge in any market you must make... →
Fake Steve Jobs provides a biting commentary about why Apple will dominate over Dell in the future
Brain Rules for Presenters
Kanter's Law: Everything can look like a failure... →
Professor Kanter talks about her book on Confidence - why pep talks need facts behind them, why losing streaks are so hard to get out of and how positive feelings should never be underestimated - Jason
Many students want to be leaders, not followers, and “it’s hard to...– Jason Shen (me!) in SF Chronicle
Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being...– Orson Scot Card in Children of the Mind (via Rumination)
The current favorite alternative to a genetic explanation is that black kids...– Race, genes, and intelligence. - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine
Just came back from watching Iron Man. A superb blend of action, special effects, and catchy one-liners.
My mood wasn’t any different; I wasn’t high. My heart wasn’t beating any faster....– Johann Hari on taking Provigi
And another friend married someone because he’s the male version of Mother...– Why you should never complain about your company » Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk
Finally done with thesis, and catching up on other work! It’s suuuper hot outside!
The Neural Buddhists - New York Times →
Very thought-provoking, but sparse, article on the convergence of neuroscience and faith and why it will change our culture. - Jason
Gladwell - Who Says Big Ideas are Rare? →
I have less than 24 hours before the thesis is due and I’m hitting a wall…
Writing, like entrepreneurship, has no real end - you can always edit and work more. The secret to sanity is knowing when to stop
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the...– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am going to re-invent the bookstore.
Lots of people have mourned (or simply noted) the death of the independent bookstore - first killed by mega-stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders, and now by Amazon. It’s time to reinvent and reinvigorate the “brick and mortar” bookstore. Rhett Bulter’s idea is providing the read-in experience while harnessing Amazon to get free shipping. Another idea is to make it feel...
Cheap wine really is rated better by wine... →
I’ve argued about this with my girlfriend - how the wine drinking is kind of an elitist endeavor, where no one really knows what they are talking about. That might not be true, but for most people, wine rating shouldn’t matter. - Jason
19 yr old girl is the youngest college professor... →
She got her college degree at 14 summa cum laude in applied math, got her PhD by 16, and is now going to teach in Korea. Humbling. - Jason
My Life as a Knowledge Worker - 7 Stories from... →
The leading management thinker describes seven personal experiences that taught him how to grow, change, and age. Lessons include: striving for perfection, knowing what you want to be remembered for, adapting your behaviors for new assignments, and more. - Jason
Because I’m only human, I can’t know the ifs/hows/whys of God...– http://twistori.com/#i_believe An amazing and addicting live feed of how twitterers feel/think/believe/love/hate etc
It’s very interesting how tiredness inhibits brain function and therefore writing ability.
First, [social entrepreneurship] is as important as economic entrepreneurship....– Peter Drucker (Interview -> Flashes of Genius) Yay, I find a (very) smart opinion that is contrary to my previous quote. - Jason
There is only one definition. An entrepreneur is someone who gets something NEW...– Peter Drucker
What I have been hearing these last few weeks, from the Director of Social...– Martinsmith CEO of Just Means I’ve heard people make this argument before and yes all entrepreneurship is social, but there are ways to make the word more concrete and real. I don’t think social entrepreneurship is going away - Jason
Market, Advantage and Return - by Ryan Allis
Ryan Allis is an entrepreneur who manages an email-marketing company called iContact that does 7 million in sales, and he’s 23. He’s got some ideas on how to evaluate business ideas from his newsletter called Entrepreneur’s Chronicles. I really like this MAR idea so I’m summarizing it here. - Jason The Market Is there a real need for your product? If this isn’t...
Can You Become a Creature of New Habits? - New... →
It’s so hard for me to make new habits. I’ve tried many times to form daily habits, and even when I keep them for several months, they eventually fade. It’s so frustrating! - Jason
Found out a (very smart) friend broke several bones after falling a building… ouch.
Did my first mind puzzle in a interview yesterday - was a little stressful, but fun
Procrastinating on thesis work…
Book Outline - The One Thing You Need To Know... →
This is a great book by Marcus Buckingham which separates the difference between managing and leading and using one’s strengths to reach success. This highly detailed book review is excellent. - Jason
What is the Value of Business School? →
I found this great blog called “Ask a Harvard MBA” who is an exec at tech company PBWiki. Pretty awesome because this post is just what I’ve been looking for. ALso see his link at the bottom for more - Jason
Taking a nap before starting to work on my honors thesis. It’s crunch time!
I agree completely with deplorable word. This video is incredibly gripping and doesn’t let go. It’s hard to forget the sight of the group of kids all with black jackets with their gang symbol on it the back. - Jason deplorableword: Justice - Stress this video is intense and demands to be watched in full. via KanYe
Danced in fields of infinite possibilities.– Deepak Chopra Six - Word Memoirs, the book