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Self Help’s Achilles Heal: Finding Purpose

Legions of self help authors have written books and articles promising to help you reach your dreams. Among this plethora of material–positive thinking, planning, time management, networking, negotiating, and more–there is plenty of useful advice on how to reach them, … Continue reading

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Morality, Aesthetics, and the Ten Commandments

Reading Stefan Molyneux’s book on secular morality, Universally Preferable Behaviour, brought something into clear focus for me: the difference between a thing being morally wrong and merely aesthetically bad. One of the key finding in Built to Last: Successful Habits … Continue reading

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Will the ACLU Part Ways with Free Speech?

The Guardian has a new article explaining How the resurgence of white supremacy in the US sparked a war over free speech. Late last summer, the American Civil Liberties Union faced a mounting crisis over its most celebrated cause, which … Continue reading

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Is Google Built to Last?

In my analysis of the events surrounding James Damore’s now infamous Google memo, I stated that what had happened could be explained by the premise that Google holds diversity as a core value, where as Damore holds individual merit as … Continue reading

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The Seven Archetypes: The Magician

Previous Post: The Emperor The seventh and final archetype I call The Magician. Magicians seem to be very rare, but perhaps they are just hard to spot. The Magician relates to others consciously, rather than by a subconscious mental pattern. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s 10 Principles for Success

I recently watched Evan Charmichael’s video compiling 10 clips of Elon Musk talking about success: It’s amazing how many of the principles overlap with Jim Collin’s Good to Great (GTG) principles. Here’s a summary of the principles from the video: … Continue reading

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