September 26, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
In 5 days I turn 30. Cue the tiny violins. The truth is, I’m not struggling. But perhaps that’s the problem.
Remember when we had homework and tests? It was tedious and difficult to get A’s. But even without a report card, the best results require the same struggle.
September 15, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
I’ve spent nearly ten years working with distributed teams. Working from San Francisco, DC, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona has offered me perspective, freedom, and a unique sort of productivity.
But there are two common problems that will sabotage any distributed team’s progress. We fight them every day at AwayFind, and here’s what we’ve learned.
September 12, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
I kick ass…but not at most things. I have no regrets…except for a few.
It’s no secret our greatest asset is time and our greatest predictor of success how we spend it, yet most of us have grown into our roles and task lists without giving it much thought.
August 2, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
As someone entrenched in the email space, I’ve received many messages about MG Siegler’s experiment of staying away from email for a month.
While it was an interesting project, I don’t believe his experience or needs are indicative of what I see everyday with AwayFind customers and in my eight years of clients at SET.
However, you too can reply to 0.3% of your email, read on… (on AwayFind blog)
March 18, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
Don’t confuse your task list with a way to get ahead. Doing one thing that’s truly noteworthy will get you further than staying on the treadmill.
Go above and beyond and forget your to do’s.
March 9, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
You can follow the same steps and get different results. One reason for that is the intention. People can see your intent just as clearly as you can.
And if you can’t see it, maybe it’s worth looking for.
March 4, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
Glass of wine. Outdoor run. Natural light.
Tempranillo in an artisan glass. 10 mile jog on the Pacific. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing west.
Details, general and specific. Some matter to me. Out there is a set of details that matters to you even more than you know.
February 8, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
In finding the critical path, there are things to ignore and omit. Going against the ways you’ve learned before might not seem obvious, but it may be the only way to move forward.
The essential requires balancing the details and making what feels like sacrifices…but aren’t. The right might not be good enough when the clock ticks on.
January 27, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
It’s 12:30am on a Wednesday. I just biked 17th street for the first time. All tonight was the product of deliberate things that came together.
Pick your thing. Show up. Stick with it.
January 20, 2011 by Jared Goralnick
I was underwhelmed by the pitch. The assistant that presented it lacked passion, vision, and several fundamentals. He didn’t know me, and he shared unnecessary and unhelpful things about him.
Don’t be that guy. Founder or not, everyone should be able to represent their startup.