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Book Report: Brilliant Blunders

“How could a man of such intellectual powers as Kelvin be so sure that he was right even when he was dead wrong?  Like all humans, Kelvin still had to use the hardware between his ears – his brain –

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Posted in Books, Math and Science

Book Report: The Reason I Jump

“For a long time I’ve been wondering why us people with autism can’t talk properly.  I can never say what I really want to.  Instead, verbal junk that hasn’t got anything to do with anything comes pouring out of my

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Posted in Books, Everything

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

Why do you work where you do?

“When you work with your friends, it hardly seems like work.” I’m fortunate enough to work at a great organization.  Well, I say “fortunate”, but it was actually a conscious decision. A little more than nine years ago I was

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Putting the “Success” in “Succession”

The legacy of a true leader should not be panic at his or her departure, but a team that is capable of filling the absence. A couple of years ago, I had a problem: I was burning out. For five

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Posted in Everything, Leadership, Management, Soccer, Sports

What’s more important to employers: excitement or experience?

Many a hiring manager has been forced to choose between two qualified (or, if he or she is lucky, outstanding) candidates, and sometimes the situation goes like this: Candidate A personifies excitement, and will attack the role with energy and

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Posted in Careers, Everything, Management

Three questions an interview should answer

While the actual interview will cover a variety of subjects and include many questions, it’s just a comprehensive mechanism to answer three basic questions. Years ago, I read an article in Forbes that said that an interview, from the interviewer’s

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