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#GivingThanks: Jerry Colonna and Naropa University

…lonna. When I make a list of non-family members and non-partners who I would want to be stranded on a desert island with, Jerry is at the top of the list. Before I tell a story, if you want to participate in #GivingThanks to Jerry, please make a donation to Naropa University where Jerry is the chair of the board. I was going to try to create some kind of complicated matching donation scheme since I hadn’t made a gift to Naropa yet this…

CEO Bootcamp with Jerry Colonna

…ess.” You may be tired, but you must be vulnerable, curious and courageous. I’m planning on participating in the entire event. The agenda is still being finalized, but the current plan is for me to do a joint talk with Jerry on Friday, fireside chats with Jerry on Friday and Saturday, and hikes after the main sessions. I know two of Jerry’s three partners in this endeavor and think Sam Elmore and Ali Schultz are dynamite. To be…

Jerry Colonna and Rand Fishkin Discuss Depression and Entrepreneurship

…y CEO. Jerry mentioned that the recent Reboot podcasts were doing great and really fun. I noticed this morning that the podcast he did with Rand Fishkin, another close friend, titled #7 Depression and Entrepreneurship – With Jerry Colonna and Rand Fishkin, came out today. So I read the transcript (I can read a lot faster than I can list) and thought it was dynamite. As usual, Jerry goes deep and intimate – very quickly. So does Rand…

A Conversation With Jerry Colonna About Life

…to a fun post by Fred Wilson titled Sixteen Years Ago (which is now 19 years ago…) We’ve known each other for a very long time and I treasure Jerry as one of my best friends on this planet. Enjoy the week. Hopefully this will provide some thoughts as well as some fuel for you. And, if you aren’t a regular listener to the Reboot podcast, I encourage you to subscribe to it as a source of deep insights from Jerry every few weeks….

The Magic of Dealing With Your Demons

…ow get to call him my neighbor as he moved from New York to Boulder a few years ago. If you want a taste of our relationship, I’ve written a lot about him over the years. Following are a few recent ones. #GivingThanks: Jerry Colonna and Naropa University The CEO Whisperer Love and Venture Capital There are a few people other than Amy and my family who I love. For example, I love my partners. I love Len Fassler, who remains to this day my…