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Driving at Night

I remember a conversation I had last year with one of Acumen’s East Africa Fellows.  We were talking about the faith it takes to walk an unknown path.  He shared that his father used to tell him, “You can only … Continue reading

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This is a photo of a water fountain at JFK airport that shows how many plastic bottles have been saved by that fountain. Just like that, I’m part of something. It makes meaning of my (tiny) piece of the puzzle, … Continue reading

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Terrified of success

It’s worth reflecting why we systematically under-prepare for things: big speeches, job interviews, presentations to the Board of Directors, asking for a raise. We’ve heard all the talk about not losing spontaneity, about being in the moment.  Phooey.  All the … Continue reading

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