Category: Brains on Fire

We Unplugged for a Weekend + This is What Happened

Around these parts, we like to say that Community Management is a “lifestyle job”.  By that, we mean that while it is inherently modern, creative, and often perceived as glamorous, it roams beyond the confines of a traditional 9 to 5.  Your work never stops. You spend a lot of your time between work and …

Walking Towards Omelas

Every Monday we have a “family meeting” at Brains on Fire. It’s not a mandatory meeting but everyone attends. During these meetings, our head honcho, Robbin Phillips, leads the discussion from project updates to deep dives into our financials to celebrating personal successes to the occasional tequila shot. (Now you know why everyone attends.) Inspired …

Brene and Seth and Good Advice.

I read a lot about leadership and I believe with my whole heart that we all have the capacity to lead. I’m also an advocate for reading. So much so, that we have a tiny little book club going at Brains on Fire and we reward reading books with cold hard cash. We really do. …

Goals are Good

As part of our evolution into a B Corp, we have spent a lot of time over the past year thinking and talking about ways to create a strong, positive internal culture that not only supports doing great work, but also the development of happy, healthy humans. We’ll be sharing more about these new programs and perks in …

Permission to think.

Years ago I used to take my summer vacations at a very quiet resort in Jamacia called the Jamacia Inn. It wasn’t super fancy. But it was magical. There was also no TVs. No internet. No parties. No planned activities. Just a really simple place with a private beach and a few scattered sailboats and …

What makes you GRUMPY?

The other day I read the most brilliant interview question and it got stuck in my heart. Sorry I can’t remember where I read it. What makes you GRUMPY? So, I’ve been asking this question every chance I get. When I meet new people, when I interview someone or just around the office. And I’ve gotten …

Fighting the Fear

As an INFJ, few things are more tormenting to my psyche than the thought of an upcoming public speaking gig. To give you some perspective, if I were on Survivor and given a choice between public speaking and eating a bug…I’d be asking them to pass the sriracha. I suspect I’m not alone in this. When you google “public speaking,” one …

Meet Deb

What brought you to Brains on Fire? How much time do you have…? Brains on Fire has a passion for making human connections and telling stories, and I love that. Learning from and working with a group of such talented, creative, and all around good people is a dream come true. Design is supposed to …

Meet Abby

What brought you to Brains on Fire? A combination of serendipity and a little nudge from a professor at my Alma Mater in the form of a book recommendation: “The Passion Conversation.” Fast forward two years, and I’ve just wrapped up a two-year gig with the Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship in Indianapolis. I was looking for …