Relationships

Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman

Posted on November 18th, 2010

Quality of Life Perspectives: Matthew Coleman

The other day I was chatting with Matthew Coleman, a landscaping specialist from southern California.  He was helping us with some work …

Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Treating People with Respect

I’ve learned that having a huge ego or treating people in a derogatory way is simply going to leave you alone and …

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Those that want to trip you up

I have a way of dealing with people that don’t have my best interests in mind. There are those that just want …

Tim Koogle

Tim Koogle

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Avoiding toxic people

Avoid toxic people and toxic ideas. Run, do not walk away from them. It’s important to have the ability and willingness to …

Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Type of people I admire

There is a lovely passage in Arthur Mills’ Death of a Salesman that will answer this question for you. The protagonist in …

Shaesby Scott

Shaesby Scott

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Not imposing one’s views

The nature of my personality is to be controlling, and if I see a situation that needs help, I want to be …

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Giving people the benefit of the doubt

I don’t hold grudges but once I determine that someone has a flawed character, is selfish or creating havoc, I usually think …

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Friendships

I think it is very important to be choice-full with your friendships not who is there. A measure of friendship is two …

Mario Morino

Mario Morino

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Friendships

If you look at my close friends, they span a socio-economic line from someone who is just above the poverty line to …

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Acceptance and expectations

I think what’s important, whether in business or personal, is accepting people for who they are and not who you want them …

Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Assume goodness in people

We have a saying at Acumen: “assume goodness.” When you are dealing with people across the globe in a busy environment, it’s …

Drayton Mclane

Drayton Mclane

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Family

You’ve got to be there for them from the time they arrive in your life so you understand them, but most of …

Sol Amon

Sol Amon

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Not imposing your will on others

I’ve learned that you cannot impose your will on others. I think it’s very difficult to do this and be happy. It …

Sol Amon

Sol Amon

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Giving advice

I think you have to communicate so that what you’re giving is not your advice; it’s the advice that they think is …