When I reflect back over the years of Actionable Interviews, I can safely say that some of my biggest and most memorable learning experiences came through the opportunity to ask…

Surfing September

Surf September

It’s an important time of year, these next 4-6 weeks; one that can make or break your 2015, whether you’re in sales, ops, or angling for a promotion in the coming months. Here’s a few of my personal reminders for making the most of it…

The sweet spot of risk


How much time, energy or money should you invest in a project? How do you decide when to focus on “less”, or diversify into “more”? Whether you’re an entrepreneur deciding on new markets, a leader working to understand your team members’ capacity, or a freelancer considering a new client, I think it’s important we move beyond simple gut instinct and, as much as possible, rationally consider where we put our limited resources, when, and how often.  I’ve been playing with […]

What we can learn from startup culture

Startup culture Reaper

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of startups — the passion, belief and herculean efforts that individuals put forward regularly when they’re working in an early stage company.  It’s not the exception, it’s the norm.  It’s appreciated.  But normal. So far, I haven’t found any studies on the “engagement levels” of startup team members (I’m still looking, if you happen to have any), but I have to imagine they’re high.  Like, high-high. (Scientific, I know.) But seriously, all you […]

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