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If I Taught a Leadership Course

Is it hard to become a good (or even great) business leader without signing up for a leadership course or joining an accelerator? Or worse, without getting an MBA? I don’t think so – but over the course of the last few years, I have endured lectures on building business models, testing consumer products, and gaining market trust. I’ve even participated in a few strange…

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Why I Don’t Pursue Happiness

Every few months, my mind crowds and I lose my ability to concentrate. It lasts three days or a week, or, catastrophically, two; my writing stalls out and soon after, so does my speech. For years, the remedies were books and late-night comedy specials—they still do the trick, but a little too slowly. Recently I’ve learned that this sluggishness comes about whenever I experience an…

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Live For Tomorrow

There is a version of me who spends her free time reading books about philosophy, goes for a run before breakfast, and spends Sunday afternoons meal prepping and cooking for the rest of the week. There is another version of me who decides that philosophy is boring and that running and cooking are a drag, and instead spends her free time browsing social media. I…

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The case for self-awareness and humility in entrepreneurship

If you spend a few minutes reading online advice to entrepreneurs, one thing becomes clear from the start – entrepreneurs are encouraged to be arrogant. ‘Fake it till you make it’ ‘You can be often wrong, but never uncertain’ ‘You have to be your own walking billboard’ ‘Steve Jobs was arrogant’ And the list goes on and on. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Start-up…

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