Every generation is given a name — some more accurate than others. Consider this my nomination for the official name of the emerging generation (those born in 2000 to today):

Generation:RE

“What’s in a name?” mused Shakespeare. Demographers create generational groupings to examine economic trends and social changes over time…


The corporate matrix is dead.

As the coronavirus crisis has set in, workflows are transitioning to asymmetric and entrepreneurial teams, especially at tech companies.

Many organizations elsewhere have failed to get rid of the corporate matrix. The matrix creates dual reporting relationships for a single employee — one functional, one…


To whomsoever much is given, much is required — words that trace back to the Bible, words paraphrased throughout the ages, words more prescient than ever.

What is required of us as citizens of the United States of America? It’s simple — we must vote!

As the founder and CEO…


In this moment, one truth arises above all else: Black lives matter.

I do not claim to understand the experience of being Black in America. I do, however, claim to care that the experience of being Black (or any skin color, ethnicity, or orientation) in America should bring with it…


I’m fascinated with rituals. While habits are defined as “regular tendencies or practices,” rituals represent a higher level activity, “a solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.” Whether or not you realize it, your rituals are part of your secret formula for getting…


This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they’ve ever received. Read all the posts here.

When Jeopardy! producers told Arthur Chu he’d been selected as a contestant, he knew he wasn’t ready. But instead of giving in to eventual defeat, Chu hunkered…


Used car dealers get a bad rap. Sure, they have enshrined themselves in our society by their cheesy commercials, their sometimes sleazy business deals and, not to mince words, the often shoddy cars they offer for sale. But really, that’s not the fault of the car dealers — it’s human…


In 2012, a team of ex-Google employees decided to launch their own company: a venture capital firm of sorts with a twist called Upstart. While traditional venture capital structures give funding to companies, Upstart’s financial backers monetarily support individuals. All they ask for in return is a share of future…


It’s rare that someone will question your love for your own children, but 10 years ago my friend Brandon did just that — and it changed the way I view my relationship with my daughters — now ages 15 and 16 — forever.

At the time, the last of Brandon’s…


It’s my favorite time of the year: The sky is clear, the weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold) and the leaves are turning caramel brown. Everyone is back to work, back to school, feelings of anticipation and ambition in the air. …

Brad Keywell

Founder and CEO at @Uptake. 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Co-Founder of @LightBank, @Groupon, @EchoLogistics, @TeamMediaocean and @chicagoideas.

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