Lean into the Tension and Trust the Process

If you’ve never listened to Brian Koppelman’s podcast, you should (It’s called The Moment with Brian Koppelman). Koppelman is a screenwriter (of Rounders and Oceans 13 fame) who will be coming out with a new show on Showtime called Billions. But this post isn’t a Wikipedia entry on the guy. Go to Wikipedia for that. […]

The Beginner’s Mind and Your Nonprofit’s Work


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I’m a pretty non-Zen type of guy, but I do love the concept of Shoshin, or the Beginner’s Mind, from Zen Buddhism. Wikipedia defines it nicely: Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind“. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even […]