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Entrepreneur, Fire thyself

When entrepreneurs first start their businesses, they are usually involved in everything: running operations, keeping the books, and making sales calls. But as a company grows, one of the smartest things an owner can do is to fire herself from role after role. Letting go of anything critical to business outcomes is a challenge, but […]

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And it’s alright to be vulnerable…

It was the first time ever in my life that I’ve seen an American guy, with clumsy hair, muscular body shape and chiseled face, suddenly cry in front of the whole class. He was talking about his disabled mother, answering a typical mock interview question :”Tell me a little bit about yourself” I’m not writing […]

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When Goals Are Important & When They Are Not

People have all sorts of clever words to describe what they want to do: Objective. Target. Plan. Endgame. Outcome. Goal. If you know me, then you know I used to be The Goal Guy when I was the corporate world. I had financial goals, health goals, sales goals, vacation goals, even consumer-purchase goals (I shit […]

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Perfectionism is a Loser’s Strategy

Ocean-Front Writing Yesterday, I submitted an important grant proposal. In a perhaps overzealous interpretation of my adventure studying philosophy, I wrote the bulk of the content on the island of Madeira, in a hotel room overlooking the Atlantic, which turned out to be wonderfully monastic and productive. The process was hard. I probably spent around […]

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China, USA :”Let’s Play”

Right in front, the Asian lady with a tattoo on her back is China. On the left, the lady full of concentration is Japan. Dressed at the top looking sideways is USA. Lying rather seductively is Russia. The little girl standing by the side is Taiwan. China “tripled” the Dong tiles (East Winds, this is […]

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Rubeniste vs. Poussiniste controversy

A worth reading piece about art for those who deeply engage in the art making process in terms of drawing and painting preference. I’m taking my second drawing class right now as a required course for my Art minor and find this piece so true and interesting. It’s so true that drawing is an art […]

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THE FALLACY OF COMPOSITION

Macro Notes. Random Reading: “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell *Note: For those who can find this book to borrow from any library, please do since it explains basic economics terms and issues by MERE WORDS without any graph analysis. It’s simple, precise, logical yet extremely interesting. Maybe knowing a lil bit about its author, Thomas […]

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You’re Working too Hard to Make an Impact

Professorial Exodus Living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which I did for many years after college, I learned to recognize a curious ritual. Come June, the academic offices of Harvard and MIT would clear out as a significant fraction of these schools’ professors decamped to New Hampshire, Maine, and, for the more remuneratively famous among them, Martha’s […]

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All art is quite useless because…

Everyone who has shopped with me all knows that I love random unique ornaments, toys or whatever silly things I can keep and look at it for hours with joy and admiration. Sometimes I keep things that people would throw away like boxes, broken pencil or buy useless stuffs that not many wants to spend […]

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Formal argument vs Persuasive Writing

College writing is really interesting YET hard. Most of the time you’ll be asked to write about things that you need to prove profoundly and empirically. What is wrong, Why is it not correct, How is it not right and so on If you suck at writing during middle school or high school, you’re in […]

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Paris vs New York, a Tally of Two Cities

Un match visuel amical entre ces deux villes, c’est le regard d’un amoureux de Paris sur un New York rempli de détails, de clichés et de contradictions : suivez le guide.A friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through NewYork. Details, clichés, contradictions : This way, please. le pain […]

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