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Good Enough

“Not being good enough” is an illusion.  Most people never pick up a book. Most people never try to take a course. Most people stop learning after they leave school. Most people find the first job they can, work at it until the job stops existing, and repeat that dance for the rest of their […]

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High Definition (II)

Writing helps us read better: to better appreciate the narrative in a book, the dialogue in a film. Painting gives us a better understanding of the use of color; photography, of scene-setting in cinematography. Interviewing helps us better understand the art of dialogue, and to appreciate the verbal jujitsu that the best interviewers exhibit in […]

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Fuel For The Mind

Yesterday, I came up with a new recipe. I wouldn’t call it a new dish, because nothing in it is especially original. It is fish and seafood ramen – but the ingredients, the amounts, the seasonings… These were my own. But the interesting thing is not the dish itself, but how the idea came to […]

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Tension

I don’t exactly know what happens to me when I’m at a meeting trying to explain things to people. I always feel tense when I leave the call. I wonder if I have acted kindly, or if I have acted aggressively. During the actual event, I don’t feel angry – but the tension is palpable […]

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The Shortest Route Between Two Dots

But not necessarily the fastest. My path was well defined very early on. I was going to study, to get good grades, to major in Dentistry, and live a comfortable life doing an interesting job. Dot A. Straight line. Dot B. Except it did not go quite like that. As I was approaching the middle […]