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New post is up: "Everyone Has Their Reasons: Be Wary of Labeling Others as Irrational." Let me know what you think. I am still making a few edits, and wanted some feedback as I do so. And if I obsess too much, I'd never get around to actually putting new posts up.
When we call someone irrational, we lose the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of that individual’s values. In essence, we write that person off.
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That's a good recommendation. I'll have to add some in.
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My 2 cents:

1) Feel free to keep using the phrase "I feel like...." It's just another style of communication. Maybe it is less direct, requires more effort to get to the meaning of what you are saying, and is harder to debate against, but at least you're trying to communicate, and that's an important start to having a conversation.

2) The article makes a great point about making sure you use the phrase "I feel like" appropriately. If you can say something else that conveys what you are thinking and feeling more accurately, give it a shot. But, I won't begrudge you of saying "I feel like...." While I might point out factual errors, I won't discount the emotions that might be attached to those facts (and sometimes facts matter less than the emotions behind them).

3) Don't call people out on their use of the phrase "I feel like...." You'll only be splitting hairs, you won't actually be discussing the issues that matter, and most likely you'll just insult the other person. (For example, did you read the article and start feeling defensive?)
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PSA - AT&T has been experiencing difficulties/outages with text messages in the Illinois/Wisconsin area since this morning. I do not know if it affects anything else besides texts, though.

No ETA yet on when that will be resolved. Customer Service said there would be a credit to my account for the inconvenience (not sure if that will be automatic).

If you've tried texting me today and I didn't get back to you, message or email me. Hopefully AT&T institutes an automatic notice system for when these things happen instead of letting me accidentally find out.
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New post is up, and here it is: "Using SWOT Analysis to Tell a Compelling Story"

Let me know what you think; I might make some changes today/tomorrow.

I had somewhat given up on this article, but, after giving it some additional thought and several rewrites, I think it turned out more interesting than I originally thought it might.
SWOT analysis can be incredibly useful, but does yours tell a compelling story?
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Evil, in the sense that "evil involves acting in a malevolent way."

The Dark Tetrad: "Machiavellianism (manipulative, self-interested, deceptive), Psychopathy (antisocial, remorseless, callous) ... Narcissism (grandiose, proud, lacking empathy) [and] Everyday Sadism (the enjoyment of cruelty)."
'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups – and they are far from being unique to our species
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Bit of a long read, but a good read. Reminds me of both the impact that management styles can have, and the limitations as well.
After racking up a historic N.B.A. season, the team’s owners — most of them from Silicon Valley — think their management style deserves some of the credit. Are they right?
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"the Not Face is a way to instantly convey that you disagree with a statement"
As humans, we've got access to a great variety of facial expressions that can signify many different emotions without us needing to utter a single word. Anywhere you go in the world, a smile is a smile and a frown is a frown. Our facial expressions...
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Sometimes I just want to make sure my titles are correctly capitalized. Here's an auto-capitalization I find useful: http://titlecapitalization.com/
Automatically capitalize your essay titles, blog post titles, email subjects, and more.
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Do you know any nonprofits or community organizations in the Chicago area that could use some help (pro bono)? If so, I have some time set aside in May for pro bono services. Feel free to pass this info along to them (or message me). I've included a copy of my services brochure, below, for more info. Thanks!
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"Scientists have found that people around the world can tell whether folks are friends or strangers by listening to them laughing together. And the ability transcends culture and language."
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
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Interesting read, but dense. TL;DR - to create societal value, leaders must lead, not follow the followers.

Slightly longer TL;DR - "if the goal is a socially desirable evolutionary outcome with ample cooperation" then leaders (high influence) "must be able to create a following" so that the masses (low influence) can conform (choose the strategy everyone else is using) and cooperate.
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A recent Japanese study shows the lazy ants play a critical role in colonies. They contribute when others die or drop out. The researcher says the same is true for humans. But is it?
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Conflict Consultant
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  • David W. Angel Consulting
    Consultant, 2011 - present
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
    Program Coordinator - A&HHI, 2014 - 2015
  • Center for Peacemaking
    Administrative Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Office of the Dean of Students, UIC
    Graduate Assistant, 2009 - 2011
  • Java Dragon, LLC
    Chief Operating Manager, 2008 - 2010
  • American InterContinental University, Online
    Student Advisor, 2008 - 2008
  • Healthcare Financial Resources, Inc
    Insurance Billing and Claims Recovery Specialist, 2007 - 2008
  • Conferences & Institutes, Office of Continuing Education, UIUC
    Academic Hourly, 2006 - 2007
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Chicago
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Milwaukee - Urbana-Champaign
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Conflict Consulting
Introduction

I view conflict as a form of decision-making. It is an opportunity that can be incredibly beneficial, but also incredibly detrimental. My goal is to help others through their conflicts to maximize the good and minimize the bad. My approach integrates both my experience and my education.

I have done consulting in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and New Delhi, India. I have a Master in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University (May 2015; professional project focused on conflict decision-making), Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago (May 2011; concentrations in Management and Entrepreneurship), and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2006; majors in Political Science, distinction, and Classical Civilization).

Education
  • Marquette University
    Master of Dispute Resolution, 2011 - 2015
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Master of Business Administration, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Political Science (Distinction) and Classical Civilization, 2001 - 2006
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