JUAN GREAT LEAP

The Freelancer and the Escape Artist

When you visit a Starbucks at around 3pm, it can feel a bit odd. It's quiet.  At around 3pm, gone are the after-lunch coffee aficionados. The people wishing to chill out a bit after work aren't there yet either, that rush happens at around 530pm. In these times, you can observe TWO sets of people in their…

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The Upside of the Midlife Crisis

“Seriously, Peter, I will take a massive paycut right now for the opportunity to get to do work that is meaningful” “I’ve been dragging myself to work for years. I feel hopeless and trapped” The other week I was having lunch with yet another person sharing with me his dissatisfaction with work. And it’s not just your…

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To Dream is Human, After All

Most of us have two lives, the one we live and the unlived life within us. — Steven Pressfield I had the skeleton ready for a more technical post on startup growth. I was going to spend some time this weekend giving it more flesh. Then I saw La La Land late Saturday night. It’s THE perfect movie for…

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Been Awhile, JGL

After 8 months, I had all sorts of ideas on what my "first" post will be like. Some long, drawn out 5-parter on what I've learned all this time, perhaps? Some Michael Jordan "I'm back" one-liner? I was even mulling just hammering out a regular post and pretend the 8-month gap never happened. I had all sorts…

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