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Looking Past Failure

“You know what? If an applicant has a strong enough application, then one blotch shouldn’t automatically eliminate him or her from consideration. There might well have been extenuating circumstances … and, in any case, it gives you something to talk about

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Posted in Careers, Leadership

Book Report: The Numbers Game

“It is easy…to think of soccer as a game of superstars. They provide the glamour, the genius, the moments of inspiration. They sell the shirts and fill the seats. But they do not decide who wins games and who wins

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Posted in Books, Management, Math and Science, Soccer, Sports

My Story, Part 1: The Accidental Engineer

It turns out that if you make your university choices for reasons other than passionate interest and enrol in what can accurately be described as a hellishly difficult program while completely lacking any study skills or positive work habits whatsoever,

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Posted in Everything

Fun with advertising: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be shocked, you’ll be confused

Now that Christmas is out of the way for another year, we can get back to what’s really important: advertising! It  might not have come across yet, but I take quite a passionate interest in advertising: the good, the bad,

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Posted in Advertising, Marketing

Choose your own adventure: prisoner or pioneer

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra My wife spent last week in San Francisco

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Posted in Leadership, Management

Who will join you in the future?

“He is the Silicon Valley archetype: an entrepreneur with a gift not only for seeing the future but convincing others to meet him there.” That’s a quote from Tubes (page 72, for those of you scoring at home).  In the

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Posted in Leadership, Marketing

Book Report: The Big Short

“The line between gambling and investing is artificial and thin.  The soundest investment has the defining trait of a bet (you losing all of your money in hopes of making a bit more), and the wildest speculation has the salient

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Posted in Books, Finance

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