My Wander Exercise

Just before a vacation to the mountains, my coach suggested that I do a "wander" exercise while I was out in the wilderness. Here's roughly how it worked. To begin, you head to the outdoors. Go for a…

My First Digital Sabbath

I think I first heard the term "Digital Sabbath" from Brad Feld. I'm drawn to the idea of a weekly ritual to unwind and recharge. Too often, I mindlessly read or work on my phone or laptop, and…

On Walking 1:1s

If you work with me, you would know that I'm a big fan of walking one-on-ones. The "walk and talk" meeting is my favorite. The fact that I work a block from the beach is an added bonus.…

End of Summer

It's Labor Day, and the end of summer is upon us. I spent the weekend out in Palm Springs. It was extremely hot, but the early morning was perfect for running followed by a refreshing jump into the pool. Palm…

Taking my Seat in the Warrior's World

At about the same time we successfully launched our General Availability v1.0.0 release, our new website, and unveiled Reaction to the world at a large industry conference, we moved from our beloved home in Venice, and my dad…

Beginner's Mind

I love this article in The New York Times, (It's Great to) Suck at Something. "If we accept our failures and persevere nonetheless, we might provide a respite from the imperative to succeed and instead find acceptance in trying.…

Wildflowers

I took the day off work yesterday and hiked in the Malibu hills. The wildflowers were even more spectacular than anticipated. The yellows, whites, reds, purples, oranges, and greens were simply amazing. California, you win.…

Relax Something

My yoga teacher will often say "relax something" when we're in the midst of some insanely hard pose. It's a simple thing, but it always works. I realize that I can relax my jaw, my tongue, my shoulders,…