Archive for the ‘Rant’ Category


December 26, 2012 by Jared Goralnick

over-a-cliff-riskyHave a safe holidays!  I have trouble with that thought.  Of the adjectives that could describe the things I’m proud of, "safety" couldn’t be further from them.

The safe path is never to take chances, and my only regrets are from chances I didn’t take.

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You are not MG Siegler: my reply to his TechCrunch experiment on avoiding email

August 2, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

A large pile of stuff.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)

Pitching your startup when you’re not the founder. Don’t be this guy—don’t let people know your baby’s ugly.

January 20, 2011 by Jared Goralnick

Ugly babyI 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.

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Should “productivity” play a role in your friendships and relationships?

August 25, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

Mapping out a line of people When it comes to friendships and relationships, is it fair to apply principles of productivity…or is it not only a waste of time but perhaps even harsh and potentially damaging?

I say if you’ve got a system that works for you, then by all means apply it to the people in your life, too.  It’ll not only help your sanity but your relationships.

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