The Dent

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 2 min read

“What is the dent you wish to make in the world?” This is the question I ask people who I’m attempting to get to know better. By nature of your existence in the world, you affect those around you. Even without trying or deliberate intention, you are still colliding with everything else in the world […]

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Power Imbalances

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

Today, we’re going to talk about power. Power is a concept that would be impossible to cover in a single blog post. Narrowing our focus, we’re going to talk about power at work. However, the very same concepts are broadly applicable in the world outside of work including in our homes, our personal relationships and […]

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Just Do…Something

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 6 min read

As a business owner, entrepreneur, or even someone responsible for your company’s marketing, it’s your job to make some noise. It’s your job to let people know you exist and explain what you do, why they should want it, and how they can get it. And yet, after 15 years in the business of helping […]

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We need to talk about the tension between customers and businesses because we’re at the breaking point. People need stuff. Luckily, businesses provide stuff. Businesses need to sell stuff. Luckily, people buy stuff. So, why is the whole thing generally so awful? The problem is that neither side trusts the other anymore. In truth, there […]

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Pessimism. Optimism. Hope.

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

How do we move forward powerfully when things around us seem to be heading in the wrong direction? Our march toward dystopia has had a noticeable effect on my mood lately. As I look around at *waves hands wildly at everything* I’ve gone through phases of hopelessness. This not a state of mind I like […]

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How To Drink From a Firehose

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 4 min read

Over the weekend and into today I’ve been at NSA Influence 2022. This is an association conference comprised of professional speakers spending time together to share their best advice and showcase their impeccable speaking skills. Because of my ADHD, along with nearly two years of minimal, in-person, human interaction, I find events like this a […]

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The Proficiency Continuum

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 6 min read

There were many times throughout my life where I mistakenly thought that because I had a talent, I could make a career out of it. For example, over the course of my life, I’ve developed a knack for doing some decent impressions. This includes a variety of characters from TV and movies, and a collection […]

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Clearing Up Confusion

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

When we meet people in-person or online, we instinctively begin building a story about them in our minds. Everything from their name to how they dress, and from where they live to statements they’ve made, blend together into a narrative that is based on our past experiences and influences. This is human nature and it […]

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Embrace the Mission, or Hide?

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

In May of 2008, noted technology-genius and Billionaire weapons dealer Anthony Edward Stark, was kindnapped from a weapons demonstration at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, and held hostage. At a press conference following his escape, Mr. Stark reflected upon his role in the world and in a surprise announcement swore that he would never sell […]

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Violence and Work

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

When we hear the word violence, we immediately think of physical assault. Violence is commonly associated with exclusively cathartic and tangible events that results in bodily harm to another, or property damage. However, this is only the most common understanding and usage of violence. “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, […]

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