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The best of the Weekly Contrarian: 2021 Edition

Welcome to the last Weekly Contrarian of 2021. Before I share with you the best of the newsletter from this year, I want to take a moment to thank you for inviting me to your inbox every Thursday. I appreciate each and every one of you. I have one ask …

The best of what I’m reading, watching, and exploring (November 2021)

Some exciting news first: I just launched a new course on LinkedIn Learning called “Crafting Questions to Make Better Decisions.” Have you ever rushed to find a solution only to find out afterwards that a better answer was lurking in plain sight? Finding the right questions is the key to …

How to find the unexpected

After his father died, the physicist Richard Feynman went into a deep depression. He found himself unable to work on research problems. So he told himself that he’d instead play with physics—not for immediate practical results, but for its own sake. One day, he was eating in a cafeteria at …

Development Alchemy + Aim