Stop the pandemic doom spiral
Are you rational? Oh, sure, Cole, I can hear you saying. I’m very rational. I’ve been inside since March, my kids and I have been waging a bandwidth battle that I am losing, I’ve moved beyond the entire concept of “pants”, and oh yeah, there’s a pandemic that’s threatening my elderly relatives. This is fine. I am fine and very rational. I get it. My kids are fortunately too grown to require my homeschooling assistance (which is good, because unless they want to learn to calculate...
Technology needs to be demoted.
We have evolved technologically, but our emotional intelligence hasn’t kept up. We aren’t built for news alerts and social media notifications every 15 minutes. Our coping mechanisms aren’t built for doomscrolling.
In a crisis, leaders must take care of themselves first
For business owners, it's even more critical to nurture mind, body, and spirit amidst a pandemic
You may never get COVID-19, but you could get something else: burnout. Business owners, leaders, and startup founders need to take care of themselves first; here's a few ideas.
Do you believe in people?
What makes you believe in people?I know, that’s a big question. But it came up a lot when I was “birthing” Dare Capital, thinking about the decades I’ve spent providing working capital to all kinds of business. It kept coming up as I talked to Debra Zukonik, my partner here at Dare Capital - and the best damn credit officer you’ll find in this business.Debra knows financials; that’s where she started in this business. But the financials only tell you probabilities, and people contain possib...