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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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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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CBC is Schizophrenic Over Google Memo

The CBC published two opinion pieces yesterday on the leaked Google “echo chamber” memo: Google axing someone for mouthing off in a memo was not a smart move; and Google delivered an important message by firing its employee for his … 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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The Seven Archetypes: The Judge

Previous Post: The Knave of Swords The fourth of the seven archetypes I’m going to discuss is the Judge. This is a fairly powerful way of relating with the world. Judges are masters of compromise, and of following precedent, AKA … 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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The Seven Principles of Good to Great

The book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins is technically a business book, but many of its findings apply to individuals as well. The seven principles discovered by Collins’s study in almost all companies that went from good to great, … Continue reading

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