Notes on Reboot by Jerry Colonna
I heard about Reboot by Jerry Colonna via Tim Ferriss's and Jason Calacanis's podcasts. It's a book by a very well known startup "coach," but it goes much deeper than that. It exposes how startups bring out many psychological issues in founders that are rooted in childhood experiences. One of its core lessons is that "better humans make better leaders," so working on oneself improves one's company.
It reminded me a bit of Getting The Love You Want, which taught how couples in marriage are dealing with issues from childhood via their relationship. It also reminded me of Esther Perel's new podcast How's Work? that delves into similar issues ("therapy" for the workplace).
I enjoyed the book and learning about the author's "pathless path." The book did stay at a pretty high level, and I found myself craving for a bit more tactical "advice." Regardless, it was interesting to read about the stories of other founders' struggles and how they "processed" their issues.
Below are my main notes/takeaways from the book.
Introduction: elevating darkness
Better humans make better leaders
Learning to lead creates better humans
Showing up with radical authenticity
Genuine how are you
1 passing go
I am what I choose to become
How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you do not desire
In what ways does that complicity serve you
2 the crucible and the warrior
Radical self inquiry
Learning to lead yourself
3 standing still in empty time
What am I not saying that needs to be said?
4 remembering who you are
5 the immense sky of the irrational other
6 handprints on the canyon wall
7 loving the crow
8 heartbreak, resilience, and the path to equanimity
9 leadership and the art of growing up
Afterword: a light heart lives long
Let your life speak
When things fall apart
Faith by Sharon Salzburg
How to meditate
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