There are seven threads and themes that I continue to obsess with and embrace:

Cautiously Optimistic

Yes, before no. It's way too easy to be default-pessimistic.

Endless Curiosity

“I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” — Kurt Vonnegut

Give, give, give, give, give, get

Add as much value as you can prior to making an “ask.” Play the long game.

Engineering Serendipity

“Engineering serendipity is this idea that we can help people come across unexpected but helpful connections at a better than random rate.” — Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Professor

Learning in Public

A major motivator for building this Notion is to start sharing my thoughts (and learnings) more publicly.

Close The Loop

Always follow-up. Do what you say you will.

Connect The Dots

There is nothing better than connecting people who you know will become good friends or colleagues.

// @blakeir