With a heavy heart, I had to say good-bye to my first and biggest hero. May you rest in peace, Dad.
This year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting is taking place in Seattle, WA, and judging from the scores of participants crowding the streets and hotels around the convention center, everyone seems glad to be back in person after two years of virtual meetings.
Used our beach vacation to finish another book my friend and colleague Jorge Rivera had recently recommended: “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman. This time-management book is profoundly skeptical of time-management advice while, at the same time, providing some real food for thought about life’s priorities. In a nutshell: Life is short. Most of us get on average about 4,000 weeks. So what are you going to do with that time?
Summer with family & friends in the Outer Banks, NC
Just finished reading “The extended mind: The power of thinking outside the brain” by Annie Murphy Paul. Fascinating discussion of state-of-the art research on why and how we do (and should!) use our body for thinking; how our physical surroundings impact our thought processes; and how to capitalize on our social relationships to improve our thinking. Check out Adam Grant’s podcast to hear the author provide an insightful summary of the book.
So proud of Max and his friends for finishing their first triathlon. Max came in 3rd for his age group and in the top 10 overall (including all the adults!) for his swim time…
Congrats to Max and his VSA Soccer team for finishing this season undefeated!
Enjoying the start of this year’s ski season with a long weekend in Snowshoe, VW
Excited to be part of our next Graduate Student Meet & Greet at the George Washington University School of Business. At this event series, panels of graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff listen to a topical conversation between GWSB alumni and faculty scholars and then reflect on the discussion in small break out groups. This event’s conversation topic is “Dispelling Myths About Strategic Networking: Evidence from Theory and Practice,“ and I am teaming up with Christine Ayers, who is a partner and account leader in Guidehouse.
If networking is so important for our careers, why do we have mixed feelings about it, and why do we often find it difficult to do? In this workshop, we draw on both recent research and a wealth of practical experience to dispel common myths about networking and offer a step-by-step guide to strategic networking. We share insights on how to network smarter, not harder, by taking an investor’s perspective on networking.
For more information on this event, please see our website.
Joint research with Daniel Levin (Rutgers University) and Keith Murnighan (Northwestern University) featured in a recent article in the German magazine “Psychologie Heute.”
Excited to witness DC United’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia last night in the first game I attended since the pandemic started
After more than two years, we finally made it back to Munich, Germany, and enjoyed family, friends, and German food there as well as soccer camp, (pool) time with the cousins, excursions to a chocolate factory, and climbing high up among the trees in in the Kletterpark Vaterstetten.
Back from a week of R&R in the Outer Banks with Erin’s family, and now off to Germany less than 48 hours later…