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Seth Godin and my mission at STEM to Business

Seth Godin is an author, a marketer…a thinker, a doer…I don’t know exactly how to describe him.  He makes things and shares them with people. He encourages other people to make things. He offers wisdom, guidance, perspective. His blog is one of my daily morning reads. His post on Wednesday pretty much nailed my mission
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Tesla and the frustrating groupthink of stock analysts

Bloomberg published an article on Monday titled “Elon Musk’s Tesla Strategy: Win Big by Falling Short”. It’s a story about why Elon Musk routinely sets unreasonably ambitious targets for Tesla. First, I almost let the egregious use of the word “strategy” in the title slide. But I couldn’t. Setting deadlines is not a strategy. It’s
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Why scientists and engineers should care about corporate finance

It has to do with incentives. I’ve dedicated STEM to Business to helping scientists and engineers build their business acumen. The more we, as STEM professionals, know about business, the better chance we have to earn promotions, change careers, or start our own companies. In the past couple of months, I’ve written extensively about corporate
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The STEM to Business Manifesto

Large companies are larger today than they’ve ever been. They dominate the global economy. Your financial health is tied to the performance of large companies, whether you work for one or not. I built this site to help you, and me, learn more about How business are built, Why they work the way they do,
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Wandering generality versus meaningful specific

I mentioned that I listened to Tim Ferriss interview Seth Godin last week. It’s a fantastic interview. If you’re interested in business, self-improvement, or general intellectual enlightenment, I strongly recommend listening. Seth mentioned something near the end of the interview. He talked about the importance of being a meaningful specific, rather than a wandering generality.
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Find your career truth via journaling

My professional journey has been wandering. It started in high school, which led me to college, which led me to graduate school, which led me to my corporate job. Other people and outside events influenced me. I had my own innate desires, but they weren’t terribly specific. I knew I wanted to grow, and to
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Don't fall into the New Year trap

New Year’s Day is approaching. With it will come all the predictable talk of resolutions and discipline. And that stuff is fine. As long as you avoid the New Year trap, which comes in two forms: Hyping the new year so much that the first time you stumble, you give up and wait for next
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