Funny Business: Using Humor to Thrive in the Professional World

Each quarter the Silicon Valley Junto, a discussion forum for business and technology executives that Chris Yeh and I run, gathers to discuss an intellectual topic that’s not directly related to business or technology. It’s an invitation-only lunch held on the peninsula and in San Francisco.

Our topic this quarter was: Funny Business: Using Humor to Thrive in the Professional World.

At the Trinity Ventures office in Menlo Park about a dozen super interesting people gathered to analyze this very serious issue. In San Francisco, at the North American headquarters of Comcate, Inc., a dozen people from slightly different backgrounds (more women, more non-profit heads) tackled the same topic.

Check out the notes from the meeting for the insights we collectively gathered. If you want them in more organized fashion you’ll have to wait for the e-book on humor Chris and I are writing. Here’s Tim Taylor’s useful post about the meeting, and Jackie Danicki’s post.

Here are photos from the two meetings on Flickr.

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