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Build a Smart Company, Not a Loud One: On the Merits of Introverts

A couple weeks ago, a few of us took a Myers-Briggs test just for fun. Upon the big reveal, we discovered that all three of us were INFJs. “INFJs indeed share a very unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are […]

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There’s No Substitute for Function

I’m just going to say it: yesterday evening was a bit of a bust. The good news? There was a lesson in the bust. A few weeks ago, a friend and I registered to support the local branch of a national organization we love. It’s the kind of love we both regularly share on social. (A love […]

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Passion and Curiosity.

Often, when someone finds out that I’ve co-authored a book called The Passion Conversation they say something like this: “Boy. I could use your help.” Or “I would sure like to find my passion.” If you’ve read The Passion Conversation you know it’s not a self-help book focused on finding your personal passion. It’s a […]

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How Fab.com Turned “Oopsie” into “Opportunity”

As the finger that pulls the trigger on Brains on Fire’s monthly newsletter, MailChimp’s sense of humor makes me laugh. In those final moments before you push the button and relinquish control, the longer you linger above the button, the sweatier the nervous monkey arm gets.  In August, the popular site Fab.com had a moment […]

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