Get out of your head. How to separate facts from fiction to make better decisions.


Observation vs Evaluation

“Wise leaders keep analyses in check, grounding conversations first around the facts, which usually makes buy-in and alignment with colleagues easier. There’s always time to seek analysis and opinions later — but first, it’s best to get clear and aligned on the facts.”

The Observing Eye vs The Perceiving Eye

What is true?

“Most human suffering comes from believing our own stressful thoughts.” — Byron Katie

Good? Bad? Who Knows?

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Ryan is the leader of Marmoset: a global music agency based in Portland, Oregon. He’s given TED Talks on leading creatives and shares ideas at

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