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Brad Feld
Re: Who Would You Miss The Most If You Weren’t Here - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Nice post. It made me smile." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Who Would You Miss The Most If You Weren’t Here - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Thx my friend. I miss you. Hope Iceland is beautiful." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Amazon’s Scorpion Problem - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"One of the best scifi books ever." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Theraputic - maybe I'll do it..." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Theraputic - maybe I'll do it..." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Glad you are doing great - I missed you! And +1 to what you said." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Glad you are doing great - I missed you! And +1 to what you said." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: I Was A Lousy Board Member Yesterday - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I just sent it to the CEO and lead director. It was an apology mostly to the CEO, not to the board, but I left it in his hands if he wanted to forward to the rest of the leadership team (who was in the room). Of course, since I posted it here, the board can easily see it if they want. The response from the CEO and the lead director (separately) was super thoughtful." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: I Was A Lousy Board Member Yesterday - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Glad it helps. I read all of your posts - I wish there were more because I learn something from almost all of them. So - to perfection - we say "the hell with you..."" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Mentors 4/18: Be Direct. Tell The Truth, However Hard - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"As I mentioned in the post "Brutal Honesty Delivered Kindly" - http://www.feld.com/archives/2... - firing a person is a challenging case. "I especially keyed in on Transparent, Authentic, and Empathetic as these three are core personal values of mine. However, these three ideas often come into conflict. It’s hard to be transparent and empathetic at the same time. Consider the situation where you fire a person. Legally, you likely have some constraints on what you say, limiting your transparency. You want to be empathetic to the person you fired, so this again limits your transparency (or, if you are transparent, you likely aren’t being very empathetic.) And then, at a meta-level, you will have some internal struggles with your authenticity around this situation." Also, "being stupid" or "not being smart enough" is very subjective - I'd agree that it doesn't deliver any useful information. Instead, I'd focus on the "why" of why they are being ineffective in their job." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'm most certain it's a rainbow rug!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"I'm most certain it's a rainbow rug!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"It's so awesome to have a life partner." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"It's so awesome to have a life partner." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Thx David. I'm doing better today (Wed AM) - feeling back to normal." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Thx David. I'm doing better today (Wed AM) - feeling back to normal." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"I've written about my rules around suicidal ideation in Startup Life. When I was going through my first depression in my mid-20s, I agreed with Amy that if I ever had a suicidal thought, I'd immediately stop doing whatever it was that I was doing and tell her. That was my guard rail - she'd know and could engage to help. It only happened once - when I was driving and she was in the passenger seat. I had the thought, didn't act on it, pulled over to the side of the road, stopped the car, and immediately told her what I was thinking. By saying it out loud it lessened the impulse and by stopping driving (she took over driving) I eliminated the short term opportunity." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I've written about my rules around suicidal ideation in Startup Life. When I was going through my first depression in my mid-20s, I agreed with Amy that if I ever had a suicidal thought, I'd immediately stop doing whatever it was that I was doing and tell her. That was my guard rail - she'd know and could engage to help. It only happened once - when I was driving and she was in the passenger seat. I had the thought, didn't act on it, pulled over to the side of the road, stopped the car, and immediately told her what I was thinking. By saying it out loud it lessened the impulse and by stopping driving (she took over driving) I eliminated the short term opportunity." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Such a powerful book." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Such a powerful book." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Brutal Honesty Delivered Kindly - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"No books come immediately to mind but I'll ponder this." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"One of the best movies ever." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"One of the best movies ever." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: On The Road Again - http://feld.com/archive...
"Thx. A week later, I realize that even the way I paced the three days was pretty overwhelming. I need to put more empty time in my schedule on trips. I'll keep working at it." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: On The Road Again - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Thx. A week later, I realize that even the way I paced the three days was pretty overwhelming. I need to put more empty time in my schedule on trips. I'll keep working at it." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Teaching With Our Book – Venture Deals - http://www.askthevc.com/wp...
"Thx! Please email me any time with questions (brad@feld.com). Other material at http://www.askthevc.com/wp/tea..." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Brutal Honesty Delivered Kindly - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Thx! Reach out anytime." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Thx man - back at ya." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Thx man - back at ya." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Dark Side of Depression – Robin Williams, We Loved You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I love that phrase - "The Heart Math of the World."" - Brad Feld
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