We live in a world of concentric circles, spheres of influence that protect the core of who we are. But tonight's news rocked the bulls eye of my world. And although there is no logic to this phenomenon, the death of any innocent civilian should shake our foundations, our emotions naturally are overcome when the news hits close to home.
In the startup world, Eric Ries has helped push forward the notion that the goal of a startup is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In fact, it's my very favorite definition of a startup. As a social entrepreneur, so too is your job to learn -- not just about your organization but also about yourself as a leader.
I couldn't believe his words. After the initial shock and silence, I burst into tears. It couldn't be true. Dad just had a heart attack and passed away. Beat, my dad was only 58. I saw him a few months earlier and he was as charismatic, strong-minded and stubborn as always. All of a sudden he was gone?