Cliff Lee

Seek first to understand.

On Friday, Debbie Goldstein explained the art of handling a difficult conversation. The techniques she mentioned are designed to help overcome the agreement gap between two people. The techniques can be applied in difficult conversations with just about anyone including a roommate, co-worker, or family member. The next day, I learned Ray Allen decided to…

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Cliff Lee

Think like a five-year-old.

The Babson Summer Venture Program is a great learning environment for us entrepreneurs to shape and re-shape our thinking as we pursue our big ideas. This week we were reminded to think like a five-year-old. Tony McCaffrey talked about “functional fixedness,” a cognitive bias that limits our thinking. For most of us, we tend to…

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