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    I spend my life on the road.
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  1. Hey gang... So I talk all the time about how I use my ADHD to my advantage, and usually mention that I started skydiving as a way to keep it in check, and even benefit from it - I've since met a handful of others like us who do the same thing. Reason I asked is this - I launched a podcast last month called www.fasterthanormal.com, that focuses on the benefits of having ADD/HD, and showcases/interviews brilliant people who have figured out how to turn their ADD/HD into their advantage, like I have. Wondering if anyone here has been diagnosed, and uses skydiving as a way to medicate, and if so, would want to be a guest on the podcast? We've had several CEOs, celebs, etc., on so far, including the CEO of Docusign, the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Boston, etc. Any takers? Shoot me an email - peter@shankman.com - Would love to talk to you and learn your secrets! And, (self-promotion here,) if you think you have it, or know/love/work with someone who has it, take a listen/subscribe to the podcast. I've been told it's quite helpful. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Old McDonald had Tourette's... E-I-E-I cunt. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    GoPro just got their butt kicked...

    Couldn't agree more. Remember when Starbucks got into the "content" game? Ugh. Was like licking a fish. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    GoPro just got their butt kicked...

    http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/gopro-zander-lurie-resigns-lay-off-100-1201679367/ Numbers down, revenue down, layoffs. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Movie titled "Point Break'

    I'm taking a bunch of people to see it tomorrow at noon, including some skydivers. Can't wait. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
  6. Love the different perspective! _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    HAHAHAHA! :) I was actually serious - Nice Companies is my third book - and for each one, I go on Amazon the day it's released and buy a few hundred copies at regular price. I call it a donation to the Karma box. When I meet someone who wants to know more about me, when I go to a potential client meeting, and yes, when the book comes up in conversation with people who I consider "closer" than the norm, because we share a common bond, I'm honored to send them a copy - on me. It's good Karma. My first cat was named Karma. She still looks after me and keeps me humble, despite being gone from this world for a few years now. So yeah - If you want one, I'm happy to send it. Seriously. No strings. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    O, I've heard of them. ;( The whole point I made in the book is that in the end, it's going to come down to employees being happy - only then will customers be happy - and only then will customers who are happy bring new customers - we're moving into an age where advertising and marketing are going to fail - only personal recommendation will be the win. Anyone who wants a copy - email me - peter at shankman dot com - with your physical address - happy to send you one, no charge. Don't sell it on eBay. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    Totally agree - No work-life balance at all back then - But - it wasn't just Apple - every company in that space was following the same suit - and almost every company has since changed - When I worked at AOL in 1995, they ENCOURAGED us to date within the company, because it meant we wouldn't leave early to meet someone for a date. That's what the startup/tech field was back then - and even before. Apple, like every other tech company (and startup) has evolved - Now, work-life balance is touted as a reason to work for company X over company Y, because they provide a better one. Amazing how things come full circle over time. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    While Jobs was no doubt a hardass who demanded perfection, he did have a surprising amount of loyalty in him. Some of the interviews I did showed a man who didn't tolerate anything but the best from his employees, but wasn't a "mean" man. It's easy to confuse the two, but they're intrinsically two different sets of values. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    Going on CNN international in six minutes. I'll do it when I get back to my office. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    You really think I took you seriously? I know I don't post here a lot, but surely you know me better than that. :) The book is called nice companies finish first, it's a best seller, and I'm awesome. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    Don't post about my book - Andy gets sand in his vagina. :) _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    I edited my previous post for you, Andy. Hope it's more to your liking. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."
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    Does your company value you for you???

    Sad part is that companies like this are actually shooting themselves in the foot, profit-wise, by acting this way. Edited to say I wrote a book about it but can't mention the name because people below are getting sand in their vaginas thinking that linking to the book is advertising, which in fact I'm pointing out that I did two fucking years of research on the concept of companies being nice vs. not being nice. _______________ "Why'd you track away at 7,000 feet?" "Even in freefall, I have commitment issues."