Small Business Playbook During COVID-19

This is a partial, work-in-progress list of resources to help small businesses survive during the pandemic. If you have suggestions for additional resources or advice, please email me at adrian[dot]dahlin[at]gmail[dot]com. Government Resources The CARES Act passed by Congress in March included the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). PPP offers small businesses loans that turn into grantsContinue reading “Small Business Playbook During COVID-19”

Kobe Made Me Quit My Job

I first saw the news on Facebook. I didn’t believe it. It was from a news source I had never heard of and, more importantly, it couldn’t be true. Then the YouTube spiral. I watched video after video of athletes and sportscasters reacting to the news. First their incredulity. Then shock. Then tears. Right there,Continue reading “Kobe Made Me Quit My Job”

The Constant Internal Battle…Love or Success?

This is me right now. A daily internal conflict. Inside there are forces “constantly at war with one another…external success and internal value”. I know that the most important things are friendship, family, forgiveness, warmth, solidarity, selflessness, love. I recall a time when these qualities primarily occupied my mind and how, as a result, theyContinue reading “The Constant Internal Battle…Love or Success?”

An open Cover Letter for Google

I sent in an application to Google Sustainability tonight! And believe it or not, 2.5 years after finishing college, it’s my first real job application! I can’t wait to hear back from them. This was a fun letter to write, whatever they decide:

Dear Googler,

Let me present my first ever formal job application. At age 25, I have hired and fired, managed employees, secured investments, spoken at conferences, made mistakes, enjoyed successes, changed lives, befriended a Mayor, and helped run a summer camp, but I haven’t applied for a job.

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