Posts by Go Off Road

#FlipTheSwitch LIVE from Africa

    First we trekked through Latin America during the “dry season” and got soaked to the bone. (No, no climate change. Nothing to worry about…) We visited three countries and filmed a new episode of #FlipTheSwitch live every day for 10 days.   At one point we thought we might have killed the crew…

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Facts won’t work

Facts.   The coin of the realm, right? As it turns out, no. Facts—the hallmark of science, the great ender of debate or swayer of jury— do very little to change hearts and minds. “Facts are flaccid”, the facts themselves tell us. “Once formed,” the researchers observed dryly, “impressions are remarkably perseverant.”   Which explains…

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The shadow side of The Commitment: life in one dimension

The last post about commitment could probably have been posted in just about any entrepreneurial blog. As an industry of startup founders and the networks that support them, we exalt The Commitment. The story is told over and over of the “heroes” that became top of their field, icons forsaking all else. Case in point:…

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