My Tangent


Check out how the CEO of Skillshare tackles creative projects! 

19 rules for living


1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R’s:

Respect for self,

Respect for others and

Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a…

Sherpaa's killer feature


Some doctors email. But their main priority and financial incentive is seeing patients in their office because that’s how they get paid. One of our investors recently said he invested because of one simple realization: “you can email a doctor.”

Of course that’s important. However, that’s only…

Sam Gerstenzang: Information as compensation


We so-called “knowledge workers” have quickly become accustomed to new criteria for job selection, like the nature of the work and the goals and values of the company. In earlier times and in other fields and places today, the work is what is needed to be done. The goal is to survive. Perhaps the…

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.

Howard Aitken (via jayparkinsonmd)

Progress Report: Should Non-Profits Act More Like Tech Start-Ups?


Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund


Nonprofits can be slow-moving organizations, with lots of decision-making layers and bureaucratic stickiness. Peter Drucker diagnosed it:

“Nonprofits are prone to become inward-looking. People are so convinced…

Strong Opinions @marksbirch: Achieving Email Nirvana


There is plenty of advice on how to improve one’s email skills. Yes, email skills, as sad as it is to admit, are indeed skills and important to get a handle of lest you become the slave of your inbox. As I said though, there are volumes that have been dedicated to this topic and it would be…

Progress Report: Great Brands Scratch An Itch


Founder/CEO at Collaborative Fund


Every person, every organization has itches.

An itch for Bill Gates? Eradicating Polio.

ESPN? Push television advertising revenue to $4 billion (from $3.52 billion).

Donors Choose? Help fund projects for over…

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