Category Archives: Self-knowledge

Your questions grow up with you

Do I want to be a superhero or drive a firetruck? Do I want to be a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer or a veterinarian? Do I want to be a salesperson, an entrepreneur, an investment banker or a professor? … Continue reading

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When I grow up

It wasn’t until three or four years ago that I figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up. Not what specific job, not each twist and turn of my career. The characteristics of a job that is … Continue reading

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What’s sacred about you?

Here’s the one thing I can’t stop thinking about after writing yesterday’s post: what’s sacred about me? Meaning, Jonathan Haidt’s research tells us that to understand people and how they make decisions, you have to understand what they hold sacred.  … Continue reading

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What do you do in the face of a “no”?

A “no” can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you’re wrong or that you’re right. It can mean you’re way off course or completely on track. It can mean that you’re threatening or that you’re misguided. It … Continue reading

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Our most important job

Schools teach two sets of lessons, one useful, one problematic. The (generally) useful lessons are the ones that teach us the things that schools are meant to teach – reading, writing and arithmetic, progressing to critical thinking and deep domain … Continue reading

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