Tag: mental health

Dearest founders, please take care of your mental health

If you’re a founder, you know. For all of the veneer and hype, it’s incredibly draining to be the founder of a startup — or any company for that matter. It’s lonely. It’s grueling. It’s emotionally and mentally challenging. And it’s nearly impossible to manage everything you have to do.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 29, 2022 💐

Collaborate with kindness: Consider these etiquette tips in Slack

From Oregon-based Matt Haughey. Slack works best as a collaborative workspace when everyone in a company uses it to have transparent, informative discussions in channels, which are organised around projects, teams and disciplines. But let’s be honest, many teams rely far too often on direct messages—mostly for quick questions and answers. This creates two issues…

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Former Lake Oswego Laker and current Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love invests in mental and behavioral health startup Coa

Yes. Given half the chance, I actually can make a random Portland connection to practically any startup story. So when I saw that NBA player Kevin Lovewho was named Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year his senior year at Lake Oswego — was an investor in mental fitness app Coa, I had to post something about it.

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Being a founder is hard — even more so for founders from traditionally underrepresented groups. So… are you taking care of yourself?

We’ve all heard — and perhaps even subscribed to — the mythology about starting a company. You come up with an idea. Someone recognizes your genius. They give you a bunch of money to build it. And then, before you know it, you’re wealthy beyond your wildest dreams.

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