Finite players play to beat the people around them. Infinite players play to be better than themselves. I could’ve been reading an article analyzing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Except I wasn’t. ENTER: Simon Sinek I was listening to Sinek (he was talking at Google) use game theory to describe the kinds of ‘games’ companies engage in: finite games, where the objective is to win … Continue reading Why Organizations Win, According to Musk, Sinek, and Paul Graham
I am a biohacker and I’ve been biohacking for over a decade now. Being a practitioner for that long means that I’ve had to chart my way through the unavoidable messiness and realities of everyday life as an entrepreneur. I travel frequently for work. I speak at conferences. I hang at after-conference parties. Rarely do the lives of entrepreneurs drown in a sea of sameness. … Continue reading How to beat jet lag with biohacking
Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof Nutrition, plans to live until at least 180 years. It isn’t a wayward claim – Asprey has been saying this for a long time and routinely asks his podcasts guests “how long do you plan to live?” How does he plan to live that long? Is it possible to plan at all? It may be, through biohacking: the art … Continue reading How entrepreneurs can biohack their way to better results
Efficiency, often, isn’t the right goal for me. It probably may not be the right one for you either. When I say this, I’m clearly not talking of lap times in a car racing game, or how quickly you can stack and unstack cups. Routine tasks beg for optimization – and consequently create a critical difference between productivity and efficiency. I’m not going to dive … Continue reading Why efficiency is overrated
I’m in the business of helping craft guest experiences in the hospitality industry. Without fail, I draw hoteliers’ and hospitality leaders’ attention when I tell them what I do. Why? For years now, guest experiences have been considered central to a hotel’s success. And within the realm of guest experiences, authenticity has been the lodestar. I’d bet that if our industry leaders are asked to … Continue reading Why authenticity is overrated
A week ago, I was in Austin, Texas. Hospitality Upgrade hosted their annual Executive Vendor Summit for the 15th year in a row. Since its inception, The Summit has been an invitation only event. This was my first time. And what an honor it was to be asked to attend; not only becauseGo Moment was invited as a hotel technology company on the rise. Friends … Continue reading Where ideas take flight and inspirations land
…a million out of 10 million, said Tony Robbins once. Who can disagree with that truism? Numbers tell a story – or at least a part of it. We produce enough food for the 7 billion people on Earth. And yet, 805 million remain undernourished on a daily basis. At Go Moment, mostly this year, we have helped provide over 12,000 meals to hungry children. … Continue reading If you don’t give a dime out of a dollar, you won’t give…
I want to ask entrepreneurs to estimate how much time, energy, mindspace you have spent raising capital. Have you tracked your efforts? Not by how much capital you have raised, but by the number of hours spent raising capital or thinking about it. The US sees 8,000-10,000 yearly VC deals. If these are anything like the ones in my network, founders expect to spend around … Continue reading Are STOs the new IPOs?
Two days ago, I spoke at the Stay Boutique Live Trifecta event at Los Angeles. Organized by the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA), the Trifecta brings together an eclectic mix of boutique/lifestyle hotel owners, representatives, consultants and industry publications. As the CEO of Go Moment, I was honored to have been invited to lead a workshop and to be amidst the discussions. It was … Continue reading What’s happening at independent hotels
Last week, Go Moment won the most innovative solution award at the Innov8 event at the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA 2019) conference in LA. We had eight minutes. And seven other contenders. Any win energizes a team and the Go Moment team is no exception. We celebrate. Occasionally, we get on a boat, and explore new destinations together. Three explanations The win at … Continue reading Go Moment wins Innov8 at HEDNA 2019
…and impress your investors For most startup founders, few things make eyes glaze over faster than financial modelling and business plan generation. What’s not to love about numbers and wild projections?! If you are in startup or fundraising mode, chances are that these are high up on your list of things-that-must-be-done. Despite limited time and energy (hello, 100-hour work weeks), we prioritize these because they’re … Continue reading How to develop a financial plan in 13 hours
Let’s talk about the Google walkout. We know the details. On November 1, 2018, 20,000 workers in Google offices across 50 cities walked out. The move attracted tremendous attention – The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo called it “a watershed moment”. Kara Swisher hosted all six of the organizers, at once, on her podcast, Recode Decode. Before we go further, know this: Google has backed … Continue reading What can the Google walkout teach us?