Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, April 10, 2023 I just got back from a conference with real people standing next to me, no avatars, no virtual, no Zoom. We were in person, and I traveled on a nonstop commercial airplane. (My Gulfstream was being serviced). Now basically, I hate traveling, airplanes and conferences, but […]
Maybe if we all laughed a bit more, we’d live a bit longer
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, April 3, 2023 by Neil Senturia Heard last month in the halls of Silicon Valley Bank. Knock, knock Who’s there? Cannelloni. Cannelloni who? Cannelloni some money ’til next week? A long time ago, I worked in Hollywood as a sitcom writer, and I was supposed to write funny. Like […]
Why you need to add these 6 self-care tips to your work life
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, March 27, 2023 by Neil Senturia So you think you are a good storyteller, a masterful conversationalist, able to hold a room silent, captivated, in the palm of your hand for an hour? Well, maybe, but don’t bet on it. I am fascinated by behavioral economics. One key aspect […]
Should startup executives be best friends forever?
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, March 20, 2023 BFF — Best Friends Forever. Do you have any, or perhaps I should ask, how many? The idea of a best friend intrigues me, and writer Jaya Saxena, in her article for the Atlantic, has offered some thoughts for us to consider. First, the whole idea of a […]
Should it be easier for the little guy to get into deals?
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, March 13, 2023 by Neil Senturia So you want to be an “angel investor.” You already know that anyone can invest in the public markets (e.g., stock exchanges), but to get in on the really good stuff, you need to explore the private markets, the deals that are not […]
Why you should consider going to that high school reunion
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, March 6, 2023 by Neil Senturia I have a high school reunion coming up in a few months. There is zero chance of my sharing the number, but the question is, should I go? Statistically, about 30 percent of a graduating class attends reunions. And as you all know, […]