personal development

My Year of Personal Bests

Last November, I turned 60 years old. So, my big question for 2019 is, “What does my personal best look like for this new decade of life?” Let’s take running for example. The last time I set a personal record (PR) for any running distance was several years ago. Let’s be honest. I’m just not going to beat my time in the marathon that I ran in 2003. Over the last few days, I went back through several years of daily running logs to put together a chart of my PRs. You can see it below. In 2019, I am resetting my personal record for a new decade of life….

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My Year of Personal Bests

068, Founding and Funding, Part 1 | Jackie Biederman and Tony Loyd

Founding and funding a social enterprise: how do you start and what do you do? Every Friday in April we’re going to talk about practical tips to help you become a startup founder and how to fund your dreams. Today, we’re going to kick it off by discussing the series with practical advice. The series will touch on 10 different themes: Personal Development – Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management Determine my aspirations – Social impact, freelancer, join a company, found a startup, create a small/medium enterprise, system-wide change Design the business – Customer empathy, ideation, problem definition, rapid prototyping, minimally viable products, field testing Define the business – Business…

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068, Founding and Funding, Part 1 | Jackie Biederman and Tony Loyd

How to Receive 360-Degree Feedback When You’re a Solo Entrepreneur

360-degree feedback is an important tool for self-development. We know the benefits. It can increase our self-awareness. And self-awareness is the root of all relationships. When we’re better at relationships, we’re better at, well, everything. 360-degree feedback can reveal our blind spots. It helps us to target our development areas, and points out our strengths so that we can leverage them. And 360-degree feedback can provide a balanced view by providing multiple perspectives. The evidence is fairly clear that 360-degree feedback is a useful tool. But, what if you’re a solo entrepreneur? How can you receive 360-degree feedback? Solo entrepreneurs don’t have a boss, peers or employees. You don’t have an HR…

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How to Receive 360-Degree Feedback When You’re a Solo Entrepreneur

029, Mariana Costa, Laboratoria | The Power of Code to Change Girls’ Lives

Mariana Costa of Laboratoria has seen firsthand the power of code to change the life of a girl. When Mariana and her partners started a web development company in Lima, Peru, she quickly learned that good web developers are hard to come by. She also noticed that, of the candidates that applied for her open positions, very few of them were women. And, while there was a very high demand for web developers, there were also millions of young people who neither went to school nor worked, and of those, 70% were women. That means that, in Peru alone, there are nearly two million young women who are out of…

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029, Mariana Costa, Laboratoria | The Power of Code to Change Girls’ Lives