A good writer takes ownership of their communication. That means it’s their responsibility to make sure the reader understands their intent. It’s not e…
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I believe one of the luckiest breaks a talented, ambitious person can have in life is failing at the beginning of their career. As an aspiring young en…
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Can you recall the last time you did something on a whim? Did you send a thank you note after your last interview? If you suddenly met the owner of a n…
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Is Kylie Jenner deserving of her title as the youngest self-made billionaire? This was the question posed to me by a fourteen year old over lunch. The …
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It surprises me that great writing is not heavily emphasized in school. We live in a world where a cold email and coffee can change your life. The abil…
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There is no grocery outlet in the world with a cult following like Trader Joe’s. Customers will drive hours from their home despite the fact that Trade…
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One painful lesson I learned from my first startup is that doing anything new is like dragging the entire world up a hill kicking and screaming. Conven…
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When I first started blogging, a deep sense of shame kept me from telling anybody for the first three months. I knew nobody else who blogged and confes…
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In many ways, my college experience was like what you’d see on TV: filled with sex, drugs, and parties. In other ways atypical, I imagine most people h…
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The one thing restaurants never teach waiters is that the tips are determined from their first interaction with a customer. From this point on, they’re…
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How many decisions must a customer make before they can receive your service? How many steps must they take from the moment they want you and their pur…
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Brian Chesky, the CEO and founder of Airbnb, is not interested in building 5-star experiences. He wants to know what the 7-star hospitality experience …
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