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Technology Is Only A Tool

Technology is often sold to the public as a kind of fix-all; the duct tape for all of society’s issues, and the engine that inevitable drives progress forward. As someone who is deeply vested in technology I used to buy into this narrative myself, but it seems much more appropriate to look at technology as […]

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Worth And Worthiness

If you have aptitudes that are valuable today, it does not imply that they were valuable 100 years ago or that they will be valuable in 100 years. Further, just because they are valuable where you live does not mean that they are valuable elsewhere. You exist at the serendipitous intersection of geography, time, and […]

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The Purpose Of Education

I attended a public high school and state college, and during that time I had spent a lot of energy antagonizing over the question of what the purpose of education is. Back then I had an intuition that a lot of the stuff I was learning didn’t seem very important or relevant. Now that I […]

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Insuring Against Everything

If you insure against everything you will soon find yourself somewhat safe and totally broke. Running a business is risky business; Life is risky business; But the greatest risk is that of the fear of taking a risk at all. Take steps to insure only when… …the insurance costs less than the cost of repairing […]

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Married To Material

As much as we own our material things, we are owned by our material things. Every time you purchase a new product you have, in some ways, become married to that purchase. Now, you are obligated to interact with it; You are obligated to maintain it; You are obligated to care about it’s whereabouts and […]

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What Do YOU Want?

One of the keys to happiness is to not assume that you want what everyone else wants; To not assume you want what commercials say you should want; And especially not to assume that you want what others tell you that you want. You are your own person, you have your own desires, and living […]

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Consistent vs Adaptive

Being a good leader means constantly toeing the line between being consistent and being adaptive. If you fail to be consistent, no one will ever believe in you or believe that your vision is honest. At the same time, you must acknowledge when things are not working and when the world had changed around you […]