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An elementary school reading program killed my love of reading by using perverse incentives. By rewarding students for finishing books, the focus…
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There's no joy without pain. It's counterintuitive, but validated by philosophers, religious scholars, and even scientists. So trying to banish pain and…
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It's often said, "don't go into business with friends." Well, here's a story with two best friends who started a business together, who went their…
Planned obsolescence is the popular reason for tech fragility. But a more common cause of fragility is technical debt. When time and budgets don't allow…
On a sweltering summer day, I got an email to meet with two course instructors. The topic? Plagiarism. I felt a pit in my stomach. As someone who strove…
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Everything comes easily to those with talent. And being a top talent can lead to risk aversion. So much so, failure becomes a risk at every turn. Stars…
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