Here’s the thing: you can’t stand out if you fit in all the way, and thus the act of deciding which part isn’t going to match is the important innovation. Matching an element almost looks like failure. Matching not-at-all, on the other hand, is the refreshing whack on the side of the head that causes [...]

There are few good books on being a good manager. Fewer still on managing yourself. It’s hard to think of a more essential thing to learn. Seth’s Blog

People don’t like doubt, so they pay money and give up opportunities to avoid it. Entrepreneurship is largely about living with doubt, as is creating just about any sort of art. If you need reassurance, you’re giving up quite a bit to get it. On the other hand, if you can get in the habit [...]

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Focus on ideas instead of tools (technology). Anyone can learn to use the tools, but it is the thinkers who really impact the culture in important ways. In the end the tools don’t offer anything interesting. Secrets shared « Keri Smith

Pour your energy into and prove nothing other than how much meaning, contribution, enjoyment, and learning you can pack into your work and relationships Marketing Creativity | Psychology Today

All the fuss got me to thinking that the whole self-evaluation thing is maybe a tad overrated. And that if you are finding it difficult getting to know yourself, then maybe the answer just might be to start looking outward instead of inward. In other words, perhaps some of the time we spend reflecting could [...]

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That’s my covert agenda – making sure that what is most beautiful and unique and true in every person gets fully expressed in the world. I know, along the way, you got the message that that core, bare, effortless you in some way wasn’t good enough or couldn’t exactly be trusted or wasn’t right for [...]