The only money I had was the money I stole from my friends.
Drug addiction is horrible.
Michael Brody-Waite is a drug addict turned CEO.
In rehab, drug addicts are taught to follow these 3 principles to avoid relapse:
Very same principles make great leaders.
The alternative to authenticity is wearing a mask. Who are you trying to impress?
Don’t like on your resume. Don’t sugar coat that email.
Show vulnerability, be humble, just be yourself.
From a drug addict perspective: “It’s about whether you want to stay clean”.
I found freedom of just wearing my face.
There’s a study that says 60% of adults can’t go 10 minutes without a lie. We’re living in a world that practices the opposite of authenticity.
Don’t obsess over outcomes you can’t control.
Don’t hide the hard truth.
Extreme Ownership book immediately comes to mind.
Question from the interview: What’s one of your greatest weaknesses?
Great candidates should be authentic to share a real one, not “I buy too many shoes”.
And he delivered the talk wearking flip flops. ❤️