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Hello from &yet ♥️

December 13, 2019

The past two months have been a surreal experience. We added several folks to our team on the growth side (Hi, Jessica! Hi, Lauren!), which meant creating new roles, new processes, and a new team structure. On the personal front, Adam and I went to Disneyland for a full week with our 5 kids and 2 co-parents. Adam’s grampa died, which was an incredible loss to the whole family (he was such an amazing man, and they were very close). 2 of our kids got the flu, and then I got the flu. My parents flew across the country to visit us for 2 weeks. Thanksgiving happened. One of our kids had a birthday the next day. 

It was bonkers. (Also I’m really proud of myself for using the word bonkers.)

— from an email I sent to our mailing list today

I’m a student and teacher of people-first growth. Having spent the major part of the last two decades building weird businesses that tried to be good for humans, I'm now working privately on a few experimental projects and cultivating this little digital space of mine.

If you're new here, I'm working on my second book, People-First Growth (slowly, slowly said the sloth), and I’m sharing what I learn in my newsletter. If you geek out on digital gardening, I share mine publicly on Roam. You can say hi on Twitter or by email.

You can also read my first book, Gather the People, originally released in 2015 and updated in 2020 (what a year for a book release). It's a human approach to marketing for people who would rather make what they love than persuade people to buy it. If that's you, I hope it helps.