Purpose

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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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Fake news, Facebook, and Civil War-era U.S. Senators

You probably heard about the frustration around the prevalence of fake news on Facebook. Some people even think the fake news problem is so bad that it might have swung the U.S. presidential election. Let’s leave the immediate political implications aside. What I want to focus on is one part of this story: the role
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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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My newborn son, Antonin Scalia, and the curse of notoriety

My wife gave birth to our second son last week. It was one of the best days of my life. Our oldest son is almost exactly 18 months older than his brother. As we slowly get used to being a family of four, tons of thoughts float through my head. I think a ton about
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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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What The Rolling Stones can teach us about professionalism

My son is about a year and a half old. And he loves The Rolling Stones. Loves them. Now, he doesn’t really know who The Rolling Stones are. But he certainly knows when one of their songs is on. I can’t count the number of times I’ve listened to “Start Me Up” in the past
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