Minimum Viable Board Member

Fred wrote a great post recently about the importance of doing the heavy lifting as an investor and board member. I wholeheartedly agree and it’s the biggest reason I got into the venture capital business. The boards that I’m on that are the most collaborative and afford numerous…

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SoapBox launches GoodTalk to optimize teams

Clear and effective communication between managers and their teams is the lifeblood of any organization. Teams that communicate well are productive and their broader organizations benefit from more consistent forward progress. Teams that don’t spin their wheels and, because it often goes undiagnosed, their organizations suffer. In my experience,…

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Hack of the Week: Alexa Dot + Sonos

A few weeks ago, while giving our daughter Noa a bath, we asked Alexa to play lullabies and she delivered beautifully. Our Alexa sits in the laundry room, which happens to also be the sink we use right now for bath time. After that experience, my wife Emily commented that…

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The Netflix effect

We’re not big TV watchers. The cable box rarely gets turned on these days, and if it weren’t for live political debates and select sporting events, I’d cut the cord. In the 2005-2010 era, living alone, I experimented with cutting the cord, but ultimately brought it back…

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