Paying Hubris’ Fare at Uber

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This morning brought the news that Travis Kalanick has succumbed to investor pressure and resigned his post as CEO of the company he founded, Uber. According to the New York Times, five investors who control more than 25% of Uber’s stock and hold approximately 40% of its voting power issued the resignation demand to Kalanick by way of letter yesterday. This news …

Fighting For Balance

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When you hear the term “work-life balance,” what do you think of? When you read that phrase, does the picture it creates in your mind’s eye look something like this?   It seems whenever the notion of balance is discussed as a function of a healthy life, it is measured in the metrics of time: the blue drudgery of “Work” …

On Courage

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It’s been a week-ish full of reminders and living examples of what courage looks like. Whether global in impact or local in scope, these last ten days at the start of the month of June have provided a kaleidoscope of images and sounds along the entire scale of courageously facing the human condition. June 2: Professor Bret Weinstein Even if …

The Anchor of Expertise

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As I am (slowly) making my way through Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, I find myself continually fascinated by the insights it contains into how the machines of our minds process information. Last night I was captured by the concept of the anchoring effect. Here’s how Kahneman explains it succinctly: when people consider a particular value for an unknown quantity …

Leading the Dubs’ Steps

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Confession: I’m not really a fan of basketball, and even less so a fan of the NBA. I am, however, a fan of Leaders in any arena, and this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated had an NBA story that managed to grab my attention because of the powerful message about leadership it carried. As the NBA season concludes with a Finals …