tag:gonen.blog,2013:/posts All In 2017-06-25T16:06:00Z tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1167363 2017-06-25T16:06:00Z 2017-06-25T16:06:00Z Hard things to think about

There are certain things in life that we often avoid thinking about because they make our heads hurt. 

For everyone, those "things" are different. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1167121 2017-06-24T16:44:15Z 2017-06-24T16:44:15Z Don't Tell Me to Drop out

One of my pet peeves is hearing people "advise others" to drop out of school.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1166842 2017-06-23T13:26:19Z 2017-06-23T13:26:20Z Celebrate Doers

"There are not enough people who do in this world." 

Is that true? Is the world better off when more people are doing things? 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1166463 2017-06-22T12:53:42Z 2017-06-22T12:53:42Z Don't Chase People

People are just people. Famous people. Not so famous people. We are all the same in nature. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1166121 2017-06-21T13:51:21Z 2017-06-21T13:51:21Z Some ideas to write about

When I write these daily blog posts, I pretty much sit down and start typing. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1165773 2017-06-20T12:48:29Z 2017-06-20T12:48:53Z Blade Signatures

New product launches are always super fun :) 

Today, we launched Blade Signatures and we're live on Product Hunt. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1165356 2017-06-19T12:45:20Z 2017-06-19T12:45:56Z Growing on Medium

In addition to posting daily here on this blog , I also republish content to my medium account. There, I also publish more unique content that goes on a number of publications like Startup Grind and Hackernoon.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1165061 2017-06-18T15:24:34Z 2017-06-18T15:24:34Z "You'll like this book"

We love recommending things to other people. We love talking about things we use. 

"You'll like this book." People say that all the time. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1164805 2017-06-17T14:59:50Z 2017-06-17T14:59:50Z Crossing Out Ideas

I think an extremely valuable, under-prioritized skill is the ability to cross out ideas.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1164535 2017-06-16T12:43:51Z 2017-06-16T12:43:51Z Ceilings

We are often motivated in life but short term incentives. We choose to do things for the short term benefits.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1164230 2017-06-15T13:53:18Z 2017-06-15T13:53:18Z Audiobooks

A few months ago, I made the pledge to start making reading/listening to books part of my weekly routine. 

I did it publicly, via this blog: http://gonen.blog/reading-books

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1163824 2017-06-14T12:55:17Z 2017-06-14T12:55:17Z What are your interests?

Not every question is a tech interview question. Not every question is you on a tech conference panel.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1163521 2017-06-13T12:53:00Z 2017-06-14T08:27:31Z How to listen to ideas

There are lots of ideas out there in this world. We need ideas. Of course we need doers - people who step up and experiment and build these ideas.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1163098 2017-06-12T12:50:04Z 2017-06-12T12:50:04Z How to find the best people at a big company

For what it's worth, I generally discount mainstream career advice. It is normally out there to sell you something, rather than provide you actionable strategies for growth.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1162758 2017-06-11T14:50:23Z 2017-06-12T12:42:04Z Ethereum

I am vastly unqualified to write on the goods and bads of investing in Ethereum. 

I am writing this to write about immense FOMO (fear of missing out).

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1162444 2017-06-10T15:42:25Z 2017-06-10T15:42:25Z Writer's Block

It happened again today. 

I sat down and stared at my blank screen and could not think of a topic to write about.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1162125 2017-06-09T12:55:51Z 2017-06-09T12:55:51Z Two Types of People In Tech

I rarely tweet. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1161815 2017-06-08T13:29:48Z 2017-06-08T13:29:48Z Freedom

Starting a business does not give you freedom.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1161499 2017-06-07T13:53:14Z 2017-06-07T13:53:14Z I am not a writer

I do not want to be a writer. But I write every single day.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1161122 2017-06-06T13:40:51Z 2017-06-06T13:40:51Z Doing More

I think many of us want energy out of our day. We want that spark that gets us excited. That is perhaps biased, but often that is what I want out of my day.

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1160809 2017-06-05T13:38:34Z 2017-06-05T13:38:34Z Inputs

Is it better to do lots of things...or one thing really well?

Everyone has their own advice on this. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1160534 2017-06-04T14:14:52Z 2017-06-04T14:14:52Z Focus on Output

There have been a lot of recent debates in the tech world concerning "working hard."

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1160266 2017-06-03T14:46:03Z 2017-06-03T14:46:03Z Audio Filters

We are all familiar with camera filters. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1159991 2017-06-02T13:47:07Z 2017-06-02T13:47:07Z The Right to Fail

In our society, failure is a bad thing. 

If you fail in school, you get kicked out. If you fail at work, you get fired. If you fail on the soccer field, the coach takes you out. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1159637 2017-06-01T14:29:19Z 2017-06-01T14:29:19Z What you can control

It is very easy to get caught up in the moment. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1159230 2017-05-31T13:56:29Z 2017-05-31T13:56:29Z Never Laugh at naïveté.

We were all young once. We were all foolish once. We were not born with all the answers.

We still do not have all the answers. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1158864 2017-05-30T13:40:05Z 2017-05-30T13:40:05Z Throwing Darts

I use this expression a lot as it pertains to building companies - "throwing darts."

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1158521 2017-05-29T15:34:47Z 2017-05-29T15:34:47Z Local Maxima

How do you know when you are at the top? Answer: never. 

It is very easy to get comfortable with life. It's also very hard to get comfortable with life. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1158207 2017-05-28T16:12:33Z 2017-05-30T01:24:51Z Reminders

Life moves quickly, yes. But every once in a while we are reminded of our past.

Every once in a while we sit and reflect on something that occurred to us years ago. 

tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1157920 2017-05-27T15:09:44Z 2017-05-27T15:10:09Z The Founder Cup

This is a great idea.