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“the big three” 1. human kindness 2. smarts 3. grit rest in peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020

RBG & The Big Three

By David Essman | September 21, 2020

The great Supreme Court Justice, RBG passed away at the weekend, aged 87. Yes, the political ramifications are enormous, especially during an election year. But …

it's not how long you've worked here it’s how much you’ve aged

A Story As Old As Time

By David Essman | September 10, 2020

  Our old buddy Mike Arrington (founder of Techcrunch, among other things), made a lovely point on Twitter: “One of the first lessons I learned in Silicon …

i just want the fight to not be in vain

Looks are deceiving

By David Essman | September 8, 2020

“Hell Or High Water” was said to be one of the best movies of 2016. It got 4 Oscar nominations, at the very least. The story …

everything becomes narrative or else gets washed out to sea

Meaning Is A Constellation

By David Essman | September 4, 2020

A big part of helping companies is to make their work more meaningful, both to their employees and to their customers. This makes total sense. People …

letting go is the only freedom

The go-to guy vs. the here-already guy

By David Essman | September 2, 2020

  First lesson in Economics 101: everything is scarce. But is it, really? Because the global economy, today, is less about guns and butter than …

opportunity meaning

The Secret Is Who Not How

By David Essman | August 31, 2020

  Our friends, Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan have a new book coming out soon, and it reminded us of something that  Matt Mullenweg, the CEO, and founder of Automattic (the parent …