Miriam Schwab




This week, what's inspiring Strattic co-founder and CEO Miriam Schwab.


A podcast worth listening to: 
Confession: I don't listen to podcasts because my mind inevitably ends up wandering and ten minutes in I'm like "what did they say?" But I do love How I Built This which shares the incredible stories of entrepreneurs including a lot of hard truths. The stories are inspiring. Another fun podcast is The Rewatchables, which rehashes movies we know and love.

A concept worth understanding: 
I don't know if this is exactly a concept, but in 99.9% of cases people have good intentions. Meaning, if someone does something that hurts you, they probably didn't mean to, or they may be going through something challenging. Apply benefit of the doubt as much as possible and I think it helps the world look much rosier.

A Twitter account worth following: 
VCs Congratulating Themselves (@VCBrags) is a parody account about the world of VC investors. It's hilarious and amazing.

An article worth reading: 
Paul Graham is one of the most veteran and experienced VC investors in the world, and he is also a prolific blogger. Generally he writes helpful articles about founding and building a startup, but a few years back he wrote a really touching post about being a parent. As a mom of seven, I could really relate and I thought he expressed what being a parent is like in a very functional but meaningful way.

A habit worth forming: 
Simple daily exercise. I don't have time to go to gyms or do extensive workouts. But I know how important exercise is for my present and future health, especially since I sit for about ten hours a day in front of a computer. I need to get my body moving. So I walk almost every morning for a half hour. That's it. It's simple, it's doable, and efficient. I really enjoy it because I get to listen to music and be in the sun. I know if I try to walk for longer, I won't actually do it, so this way I can be consistent and it's a goal I can achieve.


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