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10 ways to have a better conversation

This is a nice TED talk by Celeste Headlee, a radio host with decades of experience. “When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations – and that most […]

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What to work on

Written by the incredibly successful VC Fred Wilson, he digs into the concept of doing the right thing the wrong way vs doing the wrong thing the right way. “First and foremost, I believe we should all work on projects […]

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The silent meeting manifesto

The Silent Meeting is derived from Jeff Bezos’s and his famed no-powerpoint meetings. It was taken from Amazon to Square by an executive, and then to Twitter by CEO (of both) Jack Dorsey. Twitter Product Manager David Gasca spells it […]

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No, seriously. Just try it

From LessWrong. “When considering a self-help goal, it may be helpful to at least start with methods that have been scientifically demonstrated to work on a large number of people. On the other hand, there are so many gaps in our […]

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Why correlation usually ≠ causation

Do you ever read something that points out an obvious intuitive mistake you make repeatedly? Well, here we are… Causal Nets are an interesting explanation of why we see so much correlation in this world. | learn more

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Speaking at conferences

An inside look at how Chicago-based CTO Karl Hughes started getting speaking gigs at conferences, including his stats on acceptance and key leanings. “Whether you’re just starting your career out or you’re retired, you can definitely speak at a conference […]

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Don’t learn to code, learn to automate

I couldn’t agree with this more. “I don’t think that everyone needs to learn to code by any stretch. What I think that everyone needs to start learning about and understanding is how to automate.” | learn more

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How I Optimize

My personal mission is to spend my time working on interesting projects alongside people who I like and respect. How did I get there? Luck found me I’ve been successful and I’ve been lucky. The two are inseparable. Out of […]

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‘Connectors’ may help reduce employee turnover

“You know those people you just love being around? They’re outgoing, positive, and always seems to make everyone around them better? Researchers call them “connectors,” and a new study suggests they can help improve the work experience and ultimately reduce […]