Blogs

“Seligman’s PERMA+ Model Explained: A Theory of Wellbeing”

Originally posted in our June 2021 Top of Mind Newsletter. As we enter the Summer months, many of us reflect on the year so far and take time to be with family and friends. This period can be an opportunity for growth, recovery, and rejuvenation. With this in mind, we wanted to focus on a few tools that can improve our well-being; whether that is hearing a time of rest or during our day-to-day lives. We’ll…

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“A Path to the Minimum Viable Product”

Originally posted in our May 2021 Top of Mind Newsletter. Thinking about obliquity in more practical terms, we could understand the concept of achieving a complex and dynamic goal by finding the smaller, more achievable goals that make up the whole. When we think about entrepreneurial ventures, we talk about minimally viable products (MVP), which are, in a way, a simplification of a more complex mission. In a guest blog for Steve Blank, investor Shawn…

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“I’m Not Languishing, I’m Dormant”

Adam Grant, popular author, psychologist, and professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, published a recent piece concept of languishing. A term coined by Corey Keyes, languishing is defined as the place between what psychologists have defined as depression and flourishing. But, author Austin Kleon has a bone to pick with this concept. In his recent blog post, Kleon breaks it down in impactful and straightforward terms. When we define the world…

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The Ultimate List of Customer Development Questions

Written by Mike Fishbein, founder of Startup College and author of How to Build an Awesome Professional Network, this post is a comprehensive list of customer development questions. It provides a great rundown of how to prepare for customer interviews.  

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Tony Wagner’s Transforming Education Blog

TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Tony’s previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Tony is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books including Most…

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Adam Grant’s Wondering Blog

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books that have sold over a million copies and been translated into 35 languages. Read the answers to the Wondering blog here.

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Farnam Street Blog

The Pursuit of Worldly Wisdom Farnam Street is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. We address such topics as mental models, decision making, learning, reading, and the art of living. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and run by Shane Parrish, Farnam Street operates around the globe, helping millions of people master the best of what other people have already figured out. Check out…

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Finding Mastery Blog

Is there a common thread connecting how the greatest performers in the world use their minds to pursue the boundaries of human potential? Dr. Gervais is a high performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists, and musicians, and Fortune 100 CEOs. Dr.…

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