The Truth Should Always Matter

This past week, a Washington Post article detailed how former Vice President Joe Biden has been using a compound anecdote on the campaign trail. The anecdote appears to combine three different stories into one. Biden has been telling the story of how, while he was in Konar province of Afghanistan, he presented a Silver Star … Continue reading The Truth Should Always Matter

To Eliminate Insecurity, Don’t Pretend To Be Something You’re Not

Imposter Syndrome is rampant in the startup world, even when people don’t seek out the hype.  We love to elevate people to rockstar status, even if they don’t want it.  In my own, modestly-successful life, my attempts to explain how little influence I have are generally taken as humblebrag attempts, rather than as an honest … Continue reading To Eliminate Insecurity, Don’t Pretend To Be Something You’re Not

Telling the truth is the best long-term strategy in Silicon Valley

A quick follow-up to my post on trust from earlier this morning. Nick O’Neill wrote a post this morning with the provocative title, “Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars“ I don’t mind the provocative title one bit–after all, that’s a technique I use all the time. In the post, O’Neill calls out the common lies … Continue reading Telling the truth is the best long-term strategy in Silicon Valley