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Fail First to Succeed Later

Fail First to Succeed Later

In a recent Wall Street Journal article adapted from his new book, How to Fail at Almost Anything and Still Win Big, Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, the cartoon character beloved of office workers everywhere there are cubicles, explained his theory of success. And it’s not what you might think.
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(Virtual) Life After Death

(Virtual) Life After Death

Tupac has performed at musical festivals that did not exist until after his death and the Beatles have been (virtually) reunited. What has been perceived as a novelty of reanimating past entertainers (albeit a sort of creepy one) may soon be a reality for anyone who dies after having had a robust online social media presence.
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Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Americans disagree on many things. And for that right – the right to speak our minds – we all owe the men and women in uniform serving in our country’s armed forces a huge debt of gratitude. On that point, everyone is in agreement. We have a day to do just that: Veteran’s Day. For some of us Veteran’s Day is a Monday off, the chance for a long weekend, a mini-vacation from work. For our soldiers, though, it’s another day protecting us.
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Learn, Earn, Return 2.0

Learn, Earn, Return 2.0

It used to be that you learned what you needed for your career, entered the work force and earned a living that included a pension for retirement and then did what you could to return the favors that fate had bestowed on you, be it volunteering time or making financial contributions. In the current economic environment, for most of us that linear life path of “learn, earn, return” has encountered a few curves in the road. That is not to say it’s not the right direction to follow, it is. But in the 21st century, the order may change and some of the steps may repeat.
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Learning to Be Your Own Devil’s Advocate

Learning to Be Your Own Devil’s Advocate

We all filter each new set of circumstances through a lens that has been shaped by our beliefs and biases from our upbringings. Without us even being aware of what’s happening, it’s as if our backgrounds program us to react in certain ways; we are all sums of our genes and experience. These close-to-the-bone attitudes can be very difficult to recognize in ourselves, which can make them hard to control.
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