My approach to work was influenced by my parents: find the most straightforward solution — not necessarily simple, but appropriate — and do it the best you can. Start with a good idea and go for it. I learned a certain decisiveness that a lot of people lack; I learned how to quickly scrap an idea that didn't work, and how to sick with a good idea and use it effectively.
This page was created by our editors, Jim Goad and Kendra Syrdal. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.
Kendra is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.