A Year In Review with Curated Content - 2020

Andrew Rieser
By Andrew Rieser | Co-Founder and CEO, Mountain Point
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A year ago today I started a curated content channel in Slack for our company. Was fascinated how re-visiting that channel perfectly reflected my thoughts, ideas, emotions during 2020.

In December of 2019, I was reflecting on the year and beginning to identify both the personal and professional goals I wanted to set for myself and Mountain Point for 2020.  

Over the past several years, I would use my personal Slack channel as a repository for journaling, sharing and pinning content that resonated with me.  (I know there are lots of apps for this, but this is what worked for me)

My top personal goal I set, was to be more proactive in mentoring others.  My personal slack channel contained a treasure trove of advice, wisdom, tweets, podcasts, etc... so I decided this would be the perfect starting point... #Curated-Content was born.  

This channel would allow me to still keep up with my habit / routine of flagging meaningful content, but now it could be slightly amplified and shared out to the rest of the Mountain Point team.

December 2019

December 13, 2019

To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself

If a team is not working well together, it’s highly likely that each person is contributing to the difficulty in some way. The odds of improving the team dynamic in a meaningful and sustainable will be higher if everyone — including the leader — learns to master three foundational capabilities: internal self-awareness, external self-awareness, and personal accountability


December 17, 2019

 December 19, 2019

Thinking of who in our team is ready to step up!

The next couple of weeks were slow leading into the holiday and New Year so I...

Also binge listened to Naval...
Naval Podcast
December 21, 2019

And also binge read PG's essays.

December 24, 2019

I certainly didn't foresee the Covid-19 Global Pandemic coming, but remote/flexible work was on my mind going into 2020

What PWC Learned from its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone

“For us, flexibility is not about working less, but it is about encouraging people to work differently. It’s a two-way street. We give our people the flexibility they need when they need it, and sometimes, we need them to give more when business demands require it. When done right, flexibility results in a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce. And it helps attract the best employees, and makes them want to stick around. “ 

January 2, 2020

I love when thought leaders I follow read my mind and post timely things to Twitter :)

January 4, 2020

For Sam's easier to read Thread click here -> Thread

January 7, 2020

Not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions, so a refresher on "creating lasting results" was the Tony Robbins motivation I needed!

January 15, 2020

Opened my Kindle and brushed up on my notes / highlights from High Output Managment

High-Output Management - Andy Grove

All you can do to improve the output of an employee is motivate and train. There is nothing else.


January 27, 2020

Our team is constantly juggling 20+ different projects at any given time. Focus and Time Management are key!

Kobe Bryant

I can't say that I was ever a huge Kobe Bryant fan since I grew up in the Michael Jordan era, but I definitely respected what he brought both on and off the court.


“The mindset isn’t about seeking a result—it’s more about the process of getting to that result. It’s about the journey and the approach. It’s a way of life. I do think that it’s important, in all endeavors, to have that mentality.” - Kobe

February 4, 2020
February 10, 2020

Only a couple short years away from 40 and I'm holding onto my 30's and getting a kick out of the things I cared about in my 20's

February 18, 2020

Good to Great - Jim Collins 

Good to Great - Flywheel Concept

February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 26, 2020


March 3, 2020

Pretty much all of March was Covid Craziness... adjusting both in our day to day family lives, but also being transparent with the team and helping them adjust to 100% remote.

Fortunately for us, we've always had a distributed and flexible workforce, so the adjustment was pretty easy; however, I still wanted to refresh my memory so I re-read Remote.

April 29, 2020

Building isn’t easy, or we’d already be doing all this. We need to demand more of our political leaders, of our CEOs, our entrepreneurs, our investors. We need to demand more of our culture, of our society. And we need to demand more from one another. We’re all necessary, and we can all contribute, to building.

May 15, 2020
May 19, 2020

I've really enjoyed following the Barstool story and the platform they are building for talent to shine...


May 22, 2020

May 29, 2020
July 9, 2020
July 20, 2020
August 7, 2020
August 14, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 11, 2020
September 22, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 16, 2020


October 21, 2020
November 9, 2020
November 30, 2020

I've read Extreme Ownership and and also listened to numerous podcasts Jocko's been on.  I recently had the opportunity to attend a Zoom where Jocko was delivering a message on Leadership followed by a Q&A session.  Couldn't share that here so sharing his 1st podcast!

December 1, 2020
December 4, 2020
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December 13, 2020

Today marks the 1 year anniversary since starting the #curated-content Slack channel for Mountain Point.  Going back through this helped me relive our exciting year.  I feel like I've grown in so many ways as a leader and continue to feel motivated everyday because of the hardwork and growth of our team and their accomplishments.

Not only did our company make it through this year, but it was also a record year for us!

I will now be looking ahead into 2021 - how will we think bigger, accomplish more, and continue to grow personally and professionally?

Perhaps in 2021 I'll expand #curated-content beyond myself and Mountain Point and get better at leveraging Twitter and other social platforms to cast a wider net - get more feedback, connections, engagement and collaboration...

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