Category : Rants

My mentor was a Hall of Fame baseball player. We never spent time together, outside of a few moments, but his impact on my life – and his recent death – have me remembering why he was so great.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 2 years ago

The old axiom that life is short is truth at its core. We only have so many days on this Earth and wasting them doing something you don’t love, or worse hate, just isn’t a good use of your time, talent or energy.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

There are bound to be brands that make mistakes and the incessant “beat the dead horse” approach by many thought leaders is discouraging and, frankly, reminiscent of ambulance chasing lawyers.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

Perhaps the biggest challenge for me on a day-to-day basis is having patience. Whether it’s patience with my kids, with the morning commute, or with my work, my motor revs pretty high most days. I dive headfirst into almost everything I do with an intensity that sometimes can inhibit my ability to feel a sense of peace or accomplishment.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

Anytime you start a new gig things take time. Patience for me is always a challenge. My motor runs fast all of the time. To sit back, learn, assess the current situation, and then act takes discipline and patience.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

The key to keeping your job – now and in 20 years – is to understand you have to grow and learn and change continuously. Once you reach the end of the “prime” of your career, and climbing the ladder doesn’t matter to you, that doesn’t mean you stop learning and reinventing yourself. If you stop, you stop contributing to the business world and to society.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

Well, it’s 2014. Besides feeling really old (wasn’t it just 1984?), I’ve also realized something. Prediction posts and recaps are just garbage. There are lots of folks I know and respect who did them but I think they’re lazy and uninspired. If that offends you, well, Happy New Year!

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago

It was another busy week with lots of happenings in the online business world. Here are my rants on some of the items that made a splash this week, including the massive launch of Coin, SnapChat’s “talk to the hand” at Facebook, and why work-life balance is so vital to your personal success.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 3 years ago