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By Gretchen Spreitzer “We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”- Thomas Merton Over the last 20 years, we have seen a dramatic public and business interest in sustainability; however, much of the focus has been on its environmental and economic dimensions, and much less on the human dimension (Pfeffer, 2010).
–By Schon Beechler On Friday and Saturday I posted two blogs regarding my recent failed teaching experience in India last week. I shared this story for two primary reasons. First, I shared my story to solicit input from others that I can use to help me understand what went wrong this time so that I can use it in the future. I plan to return to India to teach and making the experience a valuable one for the participants is the most important objective I have. But I also shared my story for another reason – I think that it’s important to talk about our failures to help others benefit from our mistakes.
Last weekend I was at SxSW to give a talk on Startup Pivots at the Lean Startup event held there. It was an excellent event put on by Eric Ries and Dave McClure . All the stars of the game were there; I was honored to be included.