I strive to be the dumbest one in the room. I’ve used this admittedly provocative quip for quite a few years now, with the underlying genesis being “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room” taken to an absurd extreme. It’s the duality of the notion that I love: […]
The rise of micro-content; or, how Hemingway paved the way for Social media
Ernest Hemingway, the legendary writer of the 20th century, is widely recognized as the pioneer of micro-content writing due to his unique approach to crafting messages that are both concise and engaging. Hemingway’s style of writing is characterized by the use of simple language and the avoidance of unnecessary words, with a focus on brevity, […]
Quiet quitting and the adoption of calculated mediocrity
In our society we’re all about achieving success and being the best of the best. It’s “Go big or go home,” but sometimes that can lead to straight-up burnout and major stress. But fear not, my fellow aspiring overachievers, because there are some alternative strategies for maintaining balance and prioritizing well-being. And I’m not talking […]
Work from home advice
WFH Day 4698: I’ve been full-time work from home for the past 12+ years. For many of you newly working from home (WFH), what you are encountering now isn’t our normal. Work in isolation is more like it. Know that this isn’t what was normal before, but can become our new normal for a while. […]
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