Women, Stop Saying You Are Bad At Math

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I had two separate meetings last week with incredibly successful businesswomen who both casually commented how they weren’t good at math. These women are in tech, lead teams, and are role models in highly analytical, metrics-driven positions. They manage millions of dollars in budgets, are responsible for the performance of ...

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Wanna Buy A Z?

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My latest project in the “personal growth” department is sleep.  I’ve known for years that sleep is a critical part of our ability to function at a high level, whether its for work or sports but I never really paid much attention to my own on a daily basis.  My work is mentally and emotionally demanding and my triathlon ...

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Don’t Fool Yourself: There is No Work/Life Balance

The idea of achieving work/life balance is a modern-day knockoff of the American Dream, rooted in the minds of ambitious yet overworked professionals who want to “have it all” — work and play, career and family. I don’t believe there is such a thing as “work/life balance.” You don’t hear people talking about finding a ...

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Fifty Opportunities to Die

Entrepreneurship is notorious for it ups and downs. Barely making payroll sucks but getting mentioned in Forbes doesn’t suck nearly as much. Ironically, they can sometimes happen in the same week. This week I’m happy to report it’s a time for celebration. I often tell people that in the 4+ years since we launched ...

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Are you faster than a South American Tiger Beetle?

One of the fascinating things about being a human being on this planet is getting a sneak peek at what goes on in other people's brains. My friend Paul is an aerospace engineer who builds satellites, makes fractal pancakes, and has a beachfront condo in his brain where all the cool numbers hang out when on vacation from ...

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A Lesson In Gratefulness From Those With Less

I distinctly remember the day my son came home from elementary school one afternoon talking about how several of the kids in his class had iPhones. I was stunned. What does an elementary school kid need with an iPhone? He was jealous and bummed because he wanted one, too. It got me thinking about where we lived and how ...

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Father’s Day Video

My company, BlogFrog, has grown so much since my business partner and I launched it back in early 2009.  Today, we have 25 employees and expect to double that by the end of the year.  Included in that group of brilliant start-up heros are lots of dedicated dads. Instead of telling you how great they are, I thought I'd let ...

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