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TGIM

“It’s almost there. Today’s Thursday,” I hear a fellow passenger say to her friend as we all walk off the train. Yet another person counting the seconds until the weekend. (At that moment, she had 115,200 seconds to go.) On … Continue reading

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What we need from you

What we need from you isn’t better thinking, more analysis and caveats, the low-probability risks you’ve explored, and how you’ve smoothed the edges. What we need from you is the fearlessness to put your best ideas out in the open, … Continue reading

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The hard parts

The parts that are uncomfortable The bits that no one else really wants to do The things that make you feel exposed And stretched And outside of your comfort zone The things that make it clear that what you thought … Continue reading

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Maybe the dragon isn’t the problem

I just walked past a smiling blind woman – blond, straight hair, in her 30s and dressed for spring – walking down a crowded 5th Avenue street in rush hour. She and her golden lab guide dog were perfectly synchronized, … Continue reading

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Courage quotient

What is your courage quotient? What will it take to have you go towards: …a feeling of discomfort? …a place that is just outside where you normally sit? ….an action that you’ve talked about with a few people but have … Continue reading

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Going towards truth

Takes guts, involves risk, can feel like walking through the fire. Turning away, though, doesn’t mean that the truth you’re ignoring doesn’t exist.  It just means that you’re choosing not to see it and stand before it. Bear witness, find … Continue reading

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Just you

A number of years ago I bumped into an old family friend, a senior partner at a law firm, on the 7:30am Delta Shuttle from New York to DC.  For me, catching that flight was always a discombobulated mad morning … Continue reading

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