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On the nature of urgency in your life

I’ve been having very specific conversations with people about how they make decisions and I’ve been struck by the emphasis on speed. Speed is good, I’m told, because it conveys a sense of urgency. Urgency is critical to success! Speed builds momentum and engages people’s enthusiasm. Speed is proof that decision makers know what they’re […]

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The Effects of Confidence on Diversity and Gender

A friend sent two articles to me recently that highlighted diversity and gender issues. One criticized white University of Chicago students for hanging out in “gangsta gear,” drinking beer, and acting like they thought they were cool. Seems to me that’s pretty harmless college age messing around, but enough people thought it was in poor […]

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Existing ways of thinking are not good enough

Though not an early adopter by any stretch of the imagination, I’m looking forward to using this medium to talk about confidence–backbone–what it is, the skills that build it, and what it can accomplish in the world. I’ll also deal with things that are not confidence, though sometimes they masquerade as such. Things like ignorance, […]

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