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Why You Should Run Towards Danger

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I was around 21 years old, training in martial arts at a rapid clip. Dedicated and progressing quickly. I was two ranks below black belt. The test for the next rank was coming up. My instructor encouraged, almost demanded, that ...

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

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“Garbage in, garbage out (“GIGO”) in the field of computer science or information and communications technology refers to the fact that computers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce ...

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Your Reputation Goes Ching Chang Chong

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UPDATE 5/2/15 1700 hours: Dan Hull apologized re: the below.  Hull can be a brash fellow, prone to shoot from the hip. I think we’ve all said something that we realize was insensitive in hindsight. When someone recognizes that their behavior ...

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The Value Of Criticism

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Scott Greenfield writes on the Sunshine Superman Syndrome: Self-assessment is notoriously unreliable, whether because we over- or under-estimate our competence. The Impostor Syndrome, like fear, saves us from being the fool, and doing harm to others in the process, by ...

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“I Feel Like A Shit Lawyer”

Balance. Or lack thereof?

Woke up this morning, made coffee, breakfast. Wife heads to work, I finish getting son ready for school. Drop him off and then come back to my home office as I’ve got a bunch of media stuff  (podcast, layout/design, etc) ...

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Choose To Put Yourself In A Bad Situation

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I was in Atlanta yesterday to speak at a CLE event for OutkickCLE. I had gone over the night before and stayed with my brother-in-law & his wife so I wouldn’t have to drive over in the morning. But the CLE wasn’t until the ...

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Why New Lawyers Should Seek Out Criticism

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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill I was listening to Mike Cernovich’s podcast yesterday ...

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Associate’s Mind Primer For Young Professionals Seeking Mentors

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Last week I wrote at length on relationships. Specifically, How To Turn A Casual Relationship Into A Real Relationship. In that post, I discussed three broad network categories, noting that all the relationships in your life are not equal. In the post I focused ...

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