Disbelief, shock, tempers flaring - it does happen at work sometimes. Today, it's whether crunchy or smooth peanut butter is more superior. 🤣 The results are neck & neck with the@HubSpott marketing team.
I'm curious - what about you?
One of my favorite benefits at @HubSpotLife is the monthly free book (you pick!) - it's a great way to encourage self-learning & curiosity, & I try to never miss a month :)
Two recent ones with a mini-review:
Think Again - Adam Grant ⭐️⭐️⭐️/4
Indistractable - Nir Eyal ⭐️⭐️⭐️/4
Spoke today at @SantaClaraUniv about imposter syndrome, and it's worth re-sharing what I wrote about it:
➡️Don't let the first "No" be your own.⬅️
Stop Sabotaging your Own Success: A Manifesto (+ lots of encouragement from people who are not me) whenihavetime.com/2012/02/16/sto…
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We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.
This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed.
The judge. The jury. The defendant.
It’s white supremacy in action.
This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.
I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.
Oprah is talking to us about intention @ #INBOUND21 - so many ways to center your customer here -
Why are we doing it? Who are we trying to serve? What is our intention?
And to empower yourself to say no to whatever falls outside of that ^^.
Besides all the learning content at #inbound21, also fun to hear "We can't hire fast enough" from a @HubSpot partner. We're hiring internally, but so is much of the @HubSpot partner & solution ecosystem! Want to learn more? Reach out & I'll do my best :)
Public speaking (even over Zoom) can be nerve-wracking. But it doesn't have to be! I published this book years ago, but now you can read the WHOLE THING online for free: demystifying-public-speaking.com 🎉w
[new from me] How do you design an organization to collaborate effectively across offices and timezones? (I'm looking at you, traditional and hybrid remote companies)
These 3 areas are where you start:
For only the second time (that I can recall), I've had a confirmed talk cancelled due to my slides being heavily critical of Google & Facebook.
I won't out the organizer, but I thought I'd share the offending slides here.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love dancing. Dancing is one of the things many of us lost in the past year. The closeness, the people, the dancing.
I have a request - can you listen & dance wherever you are and let me know with a <3 or a comment? youtube.com/watch?v=DjmKjI…
It is safer to be a white man who just killed multiple people than it is to be a Black person in a traffic stop and if that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about how abundant, unflinching, and grounded racism is in this awful country, I don’t know what to tell you.
I, too, have been doing my reading first thing in the morning. But I almost spit out my coffee at a life in which setting an alarm for 7:30 gives an extra hour before your day starts.
I'll take "wake-ups at 4:30 without an alarm" for $200, Alex (RIP).
Where / how do you have rich asynchronous discussions in your organization? What software, platform, or tools are helping you do this?
If you don't do asynchronous discussions, would love to hear that too (I consider email asynchronous but not rich - it's only linear & rigid)
A lot of organizations still have room to get better at remote work, and even partially remote or companies with flex office days need to act like fully remote companies - set your teams up for success! twitter.com/meannie/status…
The last mass shooting before Atlanta 6 days ago was March 2020 just before lockdown. Now one year later just as things start loosening up again, 16 dead in 2 events in a 6 day period.
Ending these senseless acts of domestic terrorism is entirely within our control.