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<content type="html"><![CDATA[<p>I am writing this from a Starbucks in YVR, waiting to hop a plane to San Fran for the fourth time in the last few months. I&#8217;ve been on the road a lot recently as I&#8217;ve been moving away from my CEO role at Ideahack. Within the span of the last few weeks a lot of things have sprung to life: Steph was hired on by an exciting new startup in Palo Alto called HealthTap, the transition from CEO to Advisor at Ideahack is coming to an end next week, and I&#8217;m diving head first into an exciting new project with a good friend starting next week. Life has generally moved at a breakneck pace, and over the holidays I had the chance to unplug for two days and reflect on transitions and what they mean to me.</p>
-<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often frought with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
+<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often fraught with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
-<p>I hope to share with you two things I have I have come to understand about inflection points:
+<p>I hope to share with you two ideas I have come to understand about inflection points:
1. They are never as bad as you think they are going to be
2. Give transitions their due time and you will feel better about them, and yourself</p>
-<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of finding the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was first starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
+<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of uncovering the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
-<p>The second is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient ones, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but give the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
+<p>The second idea is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but giving the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
-<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertainty and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
+<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertain and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
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<div class="entry-content"><p>I am writing this from a Starbucks in YVR, waiting to hop a plane to San Fran for the fourth time in the last few months. I&#8217;ve been on the road a lot recently as I&#8217;ve been moving away from my CEO role at Ideahack. Within the span of the last few weeks a lot of things have sprung to life: Steph was hired on by an exciting new startup in Palo Alto called HealthTap, the transition from CEO to Advisor at Ideahack is coming to an end next week, and I&#8217;m diving head first into an exciting new project with a good friend starting next week. Life has generally moved at a breakneck pace, and over the holidays I had the chance to unplug for two days and reflect on transitions and what they mean to me.</p>
-<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often frought with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
+<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often fraught with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
-<p>I hope to share with you two things I have I have come to understand about inflection points:
+<p>I hope to share with you two ideas I have come to understand about inflection points:
1. They are never as bad as you think they are going to be
2. Give transitions their due time and you will feel better about them, and yourself</p>
-<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of finding the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was first starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
+<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of uncovering the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
-<p>The second is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient ones, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but give the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
+<p>The second idea is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but giving the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
-<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertainty and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
+<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertain and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
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<content type="html"><![CDATA[<p>I am writing this from a Starbucks in YVR, waiting to hop a plane to San Fran for the fourth time in the last few months. I've been on the road a lot recently as I've been moving away from my CEO role at Ideahack. Within the span of the last few weeks a lot of things have sprung to life: Steph was hired on by an exciting new startup in Palo Alto called HealthTap, the transition from CEO to Advisor at Ideahack is coming to an end next week, and I'm diving head first into an exciting new project with a good friend starting next week. Life has generally moved at a breakneck pace, and over the holidays I had the chance to unplug for two days and reflect on transitions and what they mean to me.</p>
-<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone's life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often frought with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
+<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone's life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often fraught with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
-<p>I hope to share with you two things I have I have come to understand about inflection points:
+<p>I hope to share with you two ideas I have come to understand about inflection points:
1. They are never as bad as you think they are going to be
2. Give transitions their due time and you will feel better about them, and yourself</p>
-<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of finding the good in something that we've accepted we cannot change. When I was first starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. "Why don't you take a job as a consultant somewhere" they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn't listen. Had I chosen another path I'm sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert's research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
+<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of uncovering the good in something that we've accepted we cannot change. When I was starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. "Why don't you take a job as a consultant somewhere" they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn't listen. Had I chosen another path I'm sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert's research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
-<p>The second is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient ones, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you're currently feeling. That doesn't mean being passive, but give the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
+<p>The second idea is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you're currently feeling. That doesn't mean being passive, but giving the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
-<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertainty and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
+<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertain and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
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<p>I am writing this from a Starbucks in YVR, waiting to hop a plane to San Fran for the fourth time in the last few months. I&#8217;ve been on the road a lot recently as I&#8217;ve been moving away from my CEO role at Ideahack. Within the span of the last few weeks a lot of things have sprung to life: Steph was hired on by an exciting new startup in Palo Alto called HealthTap, the transition from CEO to Advisor at Ideahack is coming to an end next week, and I&#8217;m diving head first into an exciting new project with a good friend starting next week. Life has generally moved at a breakneck pace, and over the holidays I had the chance to unplug for two days and reflect on transitions and what they mean to me.</p>
-<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often frought with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
+<p>A transition period, or inflection point in someone&#8217;s life, happens when we drastically alter our outlook or situation in a comparatively short period of time. Humans are creatures of habit, even if we enjoy uncertainty on some level, our bodies and minds strive for consistency and balance. As such, these inflection points are often fraught with turmoil. As entrepreneurs we have to become accustomed to dealing with these, since in their inception many of our ideas, projects, and relationships are so fragile, and things might look very different from one day to the next.</p>
-<p>I hope to share with you two things I have I have come to understand about inflection points:
+<p>I hope to share with you two ideas I have come to understand about inflection points:
1. They are never as bad as you think they are going to be
2. Give transitions their due time and you will feel better about them, and yourself</p>
-<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of finding the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was first starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
+<p>We can thank the realities of so called cognitive dissonance for number one. Cognitive dissonance teaches us that our mind will find a way of uncovering the good in something that we&#8217;ve accepted we cannot change. When I was starting Ideahack I recall a few people looking at it as a career risk. &#8220;Why don&#8217;t you take a job as a consultant somewhere&#8221; they advised me. Now, two years later, with dozens of clients under our belt I am thrilled that I didn&#8217;t listen. Had I chosen another path I&#8217;m sure that I would have found a way to convince myself that I surely would have failed as an entrepreneur. Remember that no matter where a choice you make deposits you, your brain will find a way of looking at the good in it - particularly if you dive in to that choice being confident, and without looking back. To paraphrase Dan Gilbert&#8217;s research: <em>we often over emphasize the long term impact of both the good and bad things that happen to us.</em> Trying to remember this simple truth in a moment of transition can help soften your landing.</p>
-<p>The second is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient ones, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but give the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
+<p>The second idea is notoriously hard to remember during the low times, but will serve you well if you manage to focus on it. Transitions are a disruption to what is usually a well balanced system of daily routine. Any system, even the most resilient, will take a while to return to equilibrium when disrupted. It is these disruptions, however, that will make the system (you) more resilient to them in the future. This means that every transition you go through just makes the next one easier. When you learn to manage the uncertainty and remember that, with time, things will return to balance, you will feel better about the ambiguity you&#8217;re currently feeling. That doesn&#8217;t mean being passive, but giving the system (your brain) time to transition into the new balance.</p>
-<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertainty and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
+<p>Time and time again I have tried to focus on these truths when the future seems uncertain and murky. I urge you to do the same. Over time you will begin to find the uncertainty exhilarating as you internalize these inevitable properties of inflection points. I wish you luck with your next inflection point, and wish me luck with mine.</p>
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<loc>http://andreimpop.github.com/bookshelf/</loc>
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@
</url>
<url>
<loc>http://andreimpop.github.com/</loc>
- <lastmod>2012-12-27T14:03:50-08:00</lastmod>
+ <lastmod>2013-01-01T13:55:04-08:00</lastmod>
</url>
<url>
<loc>http://andreimpop.github.com/portfolio/</loc>
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