5 Share Friday

5 Share Friday 24 May 2019

Quote I’m pondering this week “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dalí

On mentoring women – Not harassing women is not enough. This piece on (from a recent Fortune article) is mind blowing. Who knew that Senior-level men are now far more hesitant to spend time with junior women than junior men across a range of basic work activities such as 1-on-1 meetings, travel, and work dinners? We have work to do.

Why I’m upping how I manage my time – I’ve been recording my time to see trends & justify becoming more ruthless when I share it. Do you find yourself in lots of meetings in the day? Then watching Netflix by night? How much time do you spend being effective? I’ve definitely got the meeting problem, which Naval Ravikant has an interesting solution. He puts it better than I ever could in this 3 minute audio called “Be to busy to “do Coffee”.

This section resonates “A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to do great things in this world. If you want to be able to do great things, whether you’re a musician, or whether you are an entrepreneur, or whether you’re an investor, you need free time and you need a free mind.”

LinkedIn top tips – Last week I shared 10 LinkedIn tips you’ve probably never heard of. This week there is a part 2, and it’s gold. I particularly like No.17 from Marietta Gentles Crawford – ‘Tag, You’re It’. Check it out if you use LinkiedIn.

TV series I’m watchingNew Amsterdam which I’ve mentioned before has new episodes on Prime Video. With each episode comes a lesson on life, empathy and leadership, it’s incredible. Watch and enjoy.


I hope you have a fantastic weekend doing what you love.

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