My name is Ben Mosior, and in my relatively short time being alive I’ve had the privilege of learning through many difficult, strange, and often wonderful experiences. Each has led me, in its own way, to envision a world where everyone acts intentionally to harness their innate capabilities, transcend structural boundaries, and reduce suffering.
I’m unusually comfortable with ambiguity and chaos, so people like having me in their corner when the world is ending and everything’s on fire. 🔥😊
It can often seem that the world prioritizes action over contemplation. Yet there are many who choose to pause just long enough to consider what is, what was, and what might be. This podcast is a platform to share their stories.
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“Our wants and needs distort to an unknown degree what we perceive. We block out a great deal of information that is potentially available if it does not fit our needs, expectations, preconceptions, and prejudgments.”
— Edgar Schein, Humble Inquiry
What Ben Has Been Thinking About Lately
Every once in a while, I plan to share something I call a solution blueprint — a way to fulfill a particular business need that I think is universal enough to be offered as general advice for the current moment in time. Something to consider as a safe default. That doesn’t mean there won’t be exceptions, but I trust you to notice when the particular constraints of your context are in fact unique enough to justify doing something else. For solution blueprint posts, I will...
A hard truth of decision-making is that complete information will never be available. We use tools, techniques, shorthands, and experience-laden aphorisms to fill in the gaps, but they remain inadequate in addressing uncertainty. Our individual coping mechanisms are bespoke, strange, and inconsistent. We struggle with self-contradiction over time. Decisions made tomorrow will unfold differently than those made today, even with no change in the available information or...
Everything I’m Hoping Is in Your Elevator Pitch When I attend a pitch event, I sit with a notebook in my lap and sketch out a quick value chain of each product or solution while it is being described. At the end of each pitch, I write where I would focus first, were I to begin working with the group presenting. Too often, I find myself writing down missing fundamentals. To get a better idea of what I mean, here’s my quick pitch checklist: Did they say who their users are...