nicole bensen

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Have you gotten any yet? The notes that say, “We’re halfway through the year, where are you with your resolutions?”  I shared back in January that I’m not big on resolutions; I like MVEs, minimum viable experiments. These are tiny micro nudges toward progress, and I encourage you to make these tiny goals whether you’re […]

The subject line: “Congratulations! The SVBJ wants to name you a Woman of Influence this year.”  My first thought: “This must be a mistake. The Silicon Valley Business Journal has no idea who I am.” Then: “This is probably one of those clickbait subject lines where they’re just inviting me to APPLY to be considered.” […]

When I was a kid, my school had candy bar fundraisers.   Did you ever have to go door-to-door selling something, or stand outside Target asking people, “Hi, would you like to buy a candy bar for a dollar?” (Side question: have candy bar prices not changed in 30 years, or were we just charging a […]