Tag: pessimism

  • Seeking Tribe #7: Back in the Coffee Shop

    In Rochester, we’ve been extremely fortunate that our rate of coronavirus transmission has been low¬†knock on wood. One of my favorite coffee shops opened back up last week. It was wild to realize that I hadn’t been there for almost a year. Where did 2020 go? Sometimes it feels like it will never end and […]

  • The Virtue of Pessimism

    This blog is an excerpt from my book, Lead The Future: Strategies and Systems for Emerging Leaders (the e-book is cheaper here). Pessimists assume that things will get worse, or not go according to plan, but they care about the outcome. They have an important function to play in challenging an overly optimistic consensus. As a society, we […]