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Help me pick the
title for my next book

Earlier this month, I finished writing my next book. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and I’m really excited to share it with you.

The book will be published in April 2023 (I know—long lead time—but that’s how traditional publishing works).

Stop asking children these 6 questions (and ask these instead)

During a recent keynote, I got a question from a dad on how to cultivate curiosity and critical thinking in his children.

I’m not a parent so, in one sense, I feel totally underqualified to say anything on the topic. At the same time, during my ten years as a professor, I’ve learned a few methods for encouraging people, regardless of age, to think differently.

The biggest lie about productivity

When I get on an airplane, I usually follow the same ritual.

I take my seat and open up my laptop to do some work. When it’s time for takeoff, I begrudgingly put the laptop away. I twiddle my thumbs until the plane reaches 10,000 feet and that comforting chime tells me that I can pull out my laptop and go back to being productive.

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