Tag: Academia

Often lost in thought, or lost in the woods. Sometimes both.

5 myths about networking

Networking quid pro quo, and why everything you know about it is wrong

Networking is the art of building a network of friends and colleagues to enrich your life and theirs. If all you do is take, then you’ll fail.

There's no such thing as failure - just a series of "not-yet" successes

A great mentor once told me that I should stop believing in failure

It’s easy to fall into the habit of feeling like everything we do is a little bit of a failure. Sometimes we want to make a little more money, or run a little bit faster, or sing a little bit better. Every time we try, we’re setting ourselves up for failure, and that’s scary and…
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OKR lessons from first-graders

What First-Graders Can Teach Us About Focus in Business and Life

I’m in the middle of reading “Measure What Matters”, the book that widely popularized the concept of Objectives and Key Results (OKR), by John Doerr. In the book, John explains how a deliberate focus on what you’re doing (objectives) and how you’re doing it (key results) is the key to success. In the middle of reading, I remembered a wonderful gift my sister gave my wife for Christmas the year before she started grad school – it was a “detailed” book of OKR advice on how to do well in school, written by 18 first graders.

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