FF 038 - The Effective Executive, Recruiting for Education Technology Startup, KAJ Collective, and maintaining creativity.


Hello from New York City! 

Welcome to the 38th Edition of FRIDAY FAVORITES!

I suspended this newsletter for a while to focus on some exciting projects (more below). However, I’m now going to try resuming it as a means of documenting my progress and keeping all of you up to date. A very special thank you to Giulia for encouraging me to keep it going. Go follow her on insta, she’s cool (@juicyft).

Without further ado, check out this week's list of things I've learned, how I've implemented them, and what I'm enjoying or pondering.

If you're also on the adventurous pursuit of building a business that works for you, it'll come in handy 😉.

All the best,
- Adrien
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Must read for any self-improving manager, founder, or executive.

2. What I Am Doing: Recruiting for an Education Technology Startup

Wishing everyone the best with a cheeky selfie from one of the longest nights of my life (spent staring at tuna) at Tsukiji Fish Market ~6am.  P.S. I apologize for the fear my crazy eyes may have caused. It was a really, really long night...

We’re currently recruiting for a new education technology initiative we’re very excited about and we need your help to find the best people possible.

Here’s some more information about the startup and what we’re trying to accomplish: bit.ly/es-identity

Here’s our careers page with a description of what we’re about and all of our open positions: bit.ly/es-careers

KAJ Collective

KAJ Collective

Let me know what you think!

4. What I Have Learned / Applied: Spend time on creativity


I don’t know if this newsletter is the best way for me to stay creative, but it definitely gives me the opportunity to reflect and document my progress. However, when I dedicate time to expose myself to new ideas, and get away from the day-to-day, I come up with critical new approaches to what I’m doing. They’re almost always a multiple more effective than what I was doing before.

We’ll see how that pans out for my creative output in the future. Jim Collins, brilliant writer, entrepreneur, and corporate leadership expert talks at length about maintaining over 1000 hours of creative work per year. Probably can’t hurt, just hard to maintain.

5. Thought(s) I Am Pondering:

What is the best way to set up my week for all the different types of work I do?

Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend! 😁

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