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“Developing the Leaders Around You” by John Maxwell

If you oversee people and you wish to develop leaders, you are responsible to: 1) Appreciate them for who they are. 2) Believe that they will do their very best. 3) Praise their accomplishments. 4) Accept your personal responsibility to … Continue reading

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“How Successful People Think” by John Maxwell: Part Two

Miguel de Cervantes said, “The man who is prepared has his battle half fought,” Strategic thinking takes complex issues and long-term objectives, which can be very difficult to address, and breaks them down into manageable sizes. Anything becomes simpler when … Continue reading

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“The Up Side of Down” by Megan McArdle

I tell them what it took me years to learn myself: they should give themselves permission to suck. It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that this is … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part One

This is a powerful book. It struck me with the same impact that I felt after reading “Essentialism.” While I have never practiced meditation myself, this book made me want to start. I have always tried to be mindful and … Continue reading

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“Mindset” by Carol Dweck

Honestly, this book disappointed me. I don’t know if it’s the author’s writing style, but in the end I felt that from beginning to end each chapter was just a repeat of the one before it. Predictable sums it up. … Continue reading

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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman: Part Two

The neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran speculates that the quip about men preferring blonds may have a biological seed of truth to it: paler women more easily show signs of disease, while the darker complexions of swarthier women can better disguise their … Continue reading

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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman Part One

What exactly is a thought? It doesn’t seem to weigh anything. It feels ephemeral and ineffable. You wouldn’t think that a thought has a shape or smell or any sort of physical instantiation. Thoughts seem to be a kind of … Continue reading

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