I Am Brendan Moran
I Am Brendan Moran
JANUARY 1ST, 1992
How would you describe yourself in 60 words?
Harnessing the power of human connections. Intellectually-curious self-proclaimed nerd who will never turn down a cup of coffee or beer with a new friend. Lover of jazz, yoga, squash, and bourbon. Hungry for more in life.
What do people not realize about you until they’ve known you for a while?
While I have been able to morph myself into someone who does well in crowds/group settings, I am actually much more of an introvert who enjoys journaling and meditation.
What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
I love waking up before the rest of the world – I am a very early riser.
What new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
Morning journaling and meditation.
Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?
The Japanese concept of kaizen, which roughly translates to “good change,” or “constant and continuous improvement” in a more business-oriented setting.
I think this concept can act as a true North Star in our individual journeys to become the best version of ourselves.
What is the book you’ve given most as a gift, and why?
“The Best and the Brightest,” by David Halberstam. A book that teaches you about the importance of humility, empathy, and logic set against the backdrop of one of the most misunderstood foreign policy decisions in our nation’s history, the Vietnam War.
What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life?
My record player – can’t beat a great vinyl playing in the background (taking suggestions for the best vinyls of all-time).
What about the Junto excites you most?
Really looking forward to meeting (and re-connecting with) other individuals who share a passion to discuss uncomfortable topics and ask questions that are deemed to be socially “off-limits” in an effort to grow both individually and as a broader community.
If any of my answers resonated, I’d love to hear from you. You can shoot me a note here.