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Problem Solving

How to connect in an isolated world

I’ve got a secret that I’ve kept for most of my life. To understand it, let’s travel back to 2012. At the time, I was a baby law professor attending a conference where I was supposed to network with other professors. Networking is as important in academia as in any …

Why you should walk away from your problems

Last week, we stayed in Eze, a small medieval village in the French Riviera. Eze is perched on a hillside, roughly 420 meters (1,400 feet) above sea level. Near the entrance to our hotel, I noticed a sign labeled the Friedrich Nietzsche Path. The German philosopher apparently stayed in the …

Be more like a fly and less like a bee

Imagine a glass bottle with its base pointed toward a light. If you put half a dozen bees and flies into the bottle, which species would find their way out first? Most people assume the answer is bees. After all, bees are known for their intelligence. They can learn highly …

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