Eric Fixler Responds to 'Pull a Fixler'

Pulling A Fixler hasn’t [yet] entered the mainstream vocabulary in the way that pulling pork has, but it’s clearly resonating among the lot of us who find too much of our time, creative energy, and productive output neutralized by ill-conceived and poorly run meetings. I get that.

Taking control of your time is a powerful act, particularly in tandem with an expression of integrity and competence, both of which are wrapped in the core of Pulling A Fixler. It’s also a loosening of the grips of both FOMO and careerism, and declaring that you know that you’re not actually missing anything, career consequences be damned.

Many of us find ourselves voiceless inside organizations that are needlessly and illogically off the rails. Etsy in 2011 had gone through 3 CEOs in 3 years, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who thought it was in a healthy organizational state, or anyone who believed that the level of success that the company has seen under Chad Dickerson was inevitable or assured.

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Eric Fixler
Disney's Approach to Lifetime Value

As I mentioned in my last post, we returned from a Disney Cruise a few weeks ago. All my east coast readers know how fortunate anyone who managed to find sun in February was. I've never felt more rejuvenated by vitamin D in my life.

The kids were beyond excited to see what Disney had in store for them (even our 8 year old). All I could picture was an endless array of princesses and theme parks dedicated to picking my pocket. 

 
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Jesse Hertzberg