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The 10 Principles of Burning Man Explained

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I am the Acculturation lead for Reverbia, a 300+ person sound camp that plays 130 hours of live music all week right on the Esplanade (or the main road). I wrote the following blog to provide more information and resources about each principle and their corresponding behaviors so we can continue to contribute to Burning […]

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Unicorn Insurance- The Evolution of Scaling Teams

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The Current State of Business In a previous article, Internal Culture is External Brand, I introduced the current state of business as a state of constant change also known as VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. I mention that startups are well-positioned to deal with volatility and uncertainty given their nimble nature. Yet, in order to scale […]

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Internal Culture is External Brand

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Current State of Business The military coined a term in the last century — “VUCA” which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In the past, VUCA situations arose in business during a culture change ie. a re-organization, a bankruptcy, IPO etc. Culture change in organizations used to be a one-time event and employees could be at ease […]

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The Secret to Innovation: Intrapreneurs

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If you are reading this, you are probably an intrapreneur and/or you want your employees to be more intrapreneurial. Are you a strategic thinker that is more activated to work on a long term vision versus short term tasks? Perhaps you are more often in trouble rather than celebrated because the motivation tactics, systems, and process’ in place do not […]

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Chasing Wildflowers

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It’s a rare thing to have free time where the world really is your oyster, unbound by the Monday blues. I live in the bay area where most of my outdoor activities can be done right in my backyard. Allas, I had the time to venture further while between jobs with two goals in mind; […]