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Feld-Weiser One-on-One: Feld on Work-Life Balance

May 30, 2009

On Wednesday, June 10th, 6:00-7:00pm in the Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building at CU Boulder I’m doing an interview with Phil Weiser titled Feld on Work-Life BalanceI’ve written extensively about Work-Life Balance on this blog and have a wide range of opinions and perspectives on it.  Phil’s intro the event sets it up nicely.

For entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other professionals, work-life balance is often a topic that individuals plan on thinking about when they have time. For Brad Feld, this topic "took me 15 years, a failed first marriage, and my current wife (Amy Batchelor, Wellesley Graduate) almost calling it quits for me to realize that I had to figure out what ‘work life balance’ meant to me." This recognition led to Brad’s commitment to a series of rules, which evolved into a set of habits that include:

  1. Spend Time Away
  2. Life Dinner
  3. Segment Space
  4. Be Present
  5. Meditate

Notably, Brad’s view on life-work balance is not that working hard is not important; rather, it’s that "balance improves the quality/quantity of work that you can get done and he has become more effective at accomplishing stuff." In this session, we will discuss the challenges about finding life-work balance, developing strategies to both work hard and work effectively as well as how to define success not just in work, but in life.

If you are interested, register (it’s free) and come join us.  Networking (with refreshments) starts at 5:30pm.