Why you want hard problems and not difficult ones

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Who doesn’t like a good challenge? I sure do. I love immersing myself in a problem and working hard to tunnel through its complexities to find a solution. But, what makes a problem a good one to solve? Which problems should you avoid wasting time with, and which are worth jumping into to start your next wild ride? Over…
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“If” by Rudyard Kipling with a video by Spy Films

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The poem beautifully describes life’s ups and downs and the importance of knowing how to embrace them both. It celebrates the acceptance and abandonment of what you’d love to have or would hate to lose, and, in either case, having the capacity to move forward – without losing yourself. It’s about putting yourself out there…
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Reaction to Anti-Islam Protester at Phoenix Mosque

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In an effort to practice what I preach  I counted down from ten to my initial reaction to this video from the Arizona Mosque Protest. I then re-constructed my reaction into this: I’m glad we give freedom of speech to all. I’m sad they chose to use it the way they have. Im glad people showed up to use…
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What he learned by asking his own questions may shock some – but it shouldn’t

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I think this is true all around the world. Rarely do powerful individuals represent an entire nation. Sadly, those that are bent on hate, domination or simply wish to see the worst in people get the most attention in our country and others. That’s what fuels the divide – the news and politics hoping to…
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Sean Shadmand Presents for NewCo’s Yahoo Content Series

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Last year we really enjoyed opening our office up to OpenCo and revealing how we think and work as well as how we see technology transforming the world we live in. We ended with a look at “2023” and what all that may mean over the next decade. This year, after we were asked to…
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Work. Life. Love. Balance. Stories From Startup Folk

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I saw this article posted by a friend on FB by Scott Weiss a VC at Andreessan Horowitz called Success at work, Failure at home.  To me pulling back the curtains behind a life, relationship or personality allows us to see the truth: that there is no such thing as the “perfect life” to aspire to. Instead we are…
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