It’s Okay Not to Be Passionate About Your Day Job

  I recently watched Esther Perel’s TED talk on the secret to desire in long-term relationships, and if you haven’t already seen it, I would actually forget reading the rest of this and going to check it out right now. She talks about the unrealistic...

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

This post originally appeared on August 1st, 2013. She tucked her blonde hair behind her ears and tried to ignore her mother’s piercing stare as she slipped into her seat at the lunch table at her parents’ house. She was late. And she knew what was going...

Do Cool Sh*t

We loved learning about Miki Agrawal – a former investment banker at Deutsche Bank. She also conceptualized and opened WILD (formerly SLICE) — a healthy, organic pizza shop offering gluten-free and vegan options — in New York City on a shoestring...

Education to help you escape

This summer, our friends at General Assembly are offering lots of educational treats. I know that food events are particularly popular with you guys, so do check out the food blogging event mentioned below. There are loads of other great things on too – from...

Everyone is lying to you (the book)

This post was originally posted on The Startup Toolkit. Rob (@robfitz) is the lead instructor on our Startup MBA – one week left to apply! Read more here. Short version: I wrote a book about how to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea,...

To see things clearly

How do I quit? Is quitting a smart option? Do I even want to quit? What would my parents say? Who would I be without this job? What should I do next? What am I even doing with my life at the moment? Where do I go from here? What am I searching for?  I often speak to...

“The journey” – Mary Oliver

I stumbled across this poem earlier this week and wanted to share it with you guys. It reminds me of so many moments that members have told me about – not just around quitting their job; but around walking away from (or towards) certain relationships and...