Newsletter: 030 | Embracing Discomfort

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Embracing Discomfort

We've been learning that a big part of building a business is about putting yourself in a position for good things to happen, even when it doesn't feel comfortable.  There's a lot that goes into this, but it often starts with three initial actions: (1) seek good opportunities (don't just expect them to fall into your lap), (2) show up (even if you have plenty of excuses not to), and (3) put yourself out there (embrace uncomfortable situations).  More often than not, going through this process results in positive growth.

Content We Liked


Analysis: Sports Betting Bill Tracker
May 17, 2018

A resource tracking state legislative activity to legalize sports betting, following last week's Supreme Court ruling to overturn a federal ban.


Podcast: Real Estate Mogul: Barbara Corcoran
How I Built This
May 14, 2018

Barbara Corcoran shares stories about her path to real estate mogul and Shark Tank investor.


Panel: Fireside Chat
Consensus 2018
May 16, 2018

Skip to 2:29:30 to watch Fred Wilson (VC @ Union Square Ventures) and Balaji Srinivasan (CTO @ Coinbase) discuss the crypto market at Consensus.

Content We Created

Blog Post

Boilerplate Series: Limitation on Liability
Scannavino Law LLP
May 20, 2018

This post is part of a series on boilerplate clauses in business contracts, providing a short explanation of a limitation of liability clause.

Where We'll Be This Week

Fitness Class & Networking

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

SWERVE Fitness
21 W. 46th Street (Midtown studio)

Buy Rides 

A SWERVE ride followed by a chat with Dr. Wendy Suzuki on the brain-changing effects of exercise.  A favorite in the boutique fitness scene, SWERVE brings team competition to indoor cycling.  Expect 45 minutes of fun, sweat, teamwork, and tunes.

Open Office Hours

Friday, May 25, 2018

HUB seventeen
114 5th Avenue
(underground lululemon's Flatiron store)

We're taking our laptops to lululemon's community space to work for a few hours and offer a chance to connect in an informal work setting.  Think of it as open office hours for you to come by and chat about law, startups, crypto, wellness, etc.  It'll also give you an excuse to buy some great workout gear.


You'll need to sign up online at the links provided for ticketed events.  Attendance is at your own cost and subject to limited availability.  No need to RSVP to us for any of these events, but let us know if you'd like to be kept in the loop on any last-minute scheduling changes.  Also, keep in mind that these events are not firm-hosted or sponsored events, so we have no control over availability, pricing or any other matters associated with these events.  This is just our attempt at cultivating community by giving us all a chance to connect outside of the office.

About our Newsletter

We decided to launch a weekly newsletter with the simple goal of cultivating community.  Our newsletter covers (1) content relating to the startup industry that we liked from the previous week, giving you something to read, listen to, and watch; (2) content we created during the previous week, keeping you up to date on news and insight from our team; and (3) events and activities we plan to host or attend in the upcoming week, providing our community of clients, partners, and friends an opportunity to share, support, and connect with each other.

Scannavino Law