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The power of thinking again

Pop quiz time. Take a look at the list below. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you know about the following topics? Why women were burned at the stake in Salem The job Walt Disney had before he drew Mickey Mouse On which spaceflight humans first …

Most people ignore this obvious insight

Silicon Valley is one of my favorite TV shows. In one of the episodes, Richard, the founder of a tech start-up called Pied Piper, is chatting with Monica, a partner at the venture capital firm backing Pied Piper. The company has just released a beta version of their app, and …

Stop calling your office an office

A few weeks ago, I held a funeral. It wasn’t for a person. It was for what I used to call my “home office.” But unlike most funerals, no one was mourning this particular death. I’ve called this room my “home office” since we first moved in. I didn’t have …

How to lose friends and alienate people

A few years ago, I came across a billboard by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) with the following message: “Face It—You Can’t Claim to Be a Feminist and Still Eat Eggs.” The subtitle continued: “Eggs and Dairy Are a Product of the Abuse of Females,” referring to …

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