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Navigate to the Lighthouse Links

By Kurt Davis | December 5, 2021

Thank you for reading my book. Navigate to the Lighthouse: A Silicon Valley Guide to Executing Global Deals. Sales Pipeline International Analysis Due Diligence Checklist Corporate Partnership Card Few Japanese Mitsui Slides    

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Trust Your Gut

By Kurt Davis | December 2, 2021

Trust Your Gut How do you make decisions? I bet you don’t trust your gut. As highly educated homo sapiens, we are taught to analyze every detail that comes our way. Evolution taught us to overthink relationships, decisions, and ideas as much as the next over-educated person. Do you know what an MBA, CFA, and economics degree taught me?…

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Leadership Principles with the McChrystal Group

By Kurt Davis | November 30, 2021

Leadership Principles and Building Resilient Teams with the McChrystal Group Over the last few months, I’ve been studying leadership. I’ve learned a lot from retired Army General Stan McChrystal, and author, podcaster and former Navy SEAL Jocko (more on him soon.) As a result, I’ve gained deep respect for their military achievements, leadership skills, and…

Learn Jocko’s Leadership Skills and Apply to Your Startup

By Kurt Davis | July 23, 2021

Jocko’s Leadership Skills Training Course Humility. Balance. Ownership. Teamwork. According to Jocko, these are the four attributes that make a great leader. He learned that at the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq. Now, he shares it with others, so you can learn Jocko’s leadership skills. This is particularly important for entrepreneurs following our KDAlive Entrepreneur…

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By Kurt Davis | February 25, 2021

THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS ON VALENTINE’S DAY Valentine’s day should be about giving, not receiving; furthermore giving meaningful things not material Valentine’s day is over, I know. But, next year maybe think about how you will change the narrative. On a scale of 1 to 10 that asks about your happiness on valentine’s day, with…

Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

By Kurt Davis | February 10, 2021

Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self (Check in with yourself) Ice Cube sang it and now we should follow his concept to check-in with yourself to measure your well-being. I actually met Ice Cube in an elevator at the Four Season Hotel in Palo Alto.  “You better check yo self before you wreck…

Don’t Set Goals in 2021

By Kurt Davis | January 27, 2021

Don’t Set Goals in 2021 Control what you can control; focus on your efforts, not the outcomes. Ultimate Well-Being Program reframes your mind to get excited, be thankful, and recognize accomplishments. I had an interview in late 2019, I really wanted that job, I thought. The recruiter asked me, “Where do you want to be…

Finding Soul, Non-Profit and Startup Accelerator in Africa Links

By Kurt Davis | January 22, 2021

Finding Soul, Non-Profit and Startup Accelerator in Africa Links Here is a list of the links of the non-profits and startup accelerators in Africa in the book, Finding Soul: From Silicon Valley to Africa. Editors: Contact Pip here. Catherine Ann Jones: Africa Non-Profit Links:…

Top 10 Ways for Daily Self-Care

By Kurt Davis | January 20, 2021

Top 10 Ways for Daily Self-Care Practicing daily self-care is different for everyone-––as it should be. There are simple things we can do to enhance our day to day. Learn more about how we do this at Ultimate Well-Being. Too often, though, harmful practices are labelled as self-care in the name of relaxation or productivity.…

Mental Well-Being Session 1 Review

By Kurt Davis | January 19, 2021

Mental Well-Being Session 1 Shakespeare said about the inner mind, “It’s a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” That’s your racket. That’s mental well-being. Let’s begin by establishing some aspects of mental well-being. Prep email: Get a paper/pen. Bring a tennis racket/badminton racket.  Moderator: This is an important section—there…