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Jeremy Epstein
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Colleges Don't Prepare You For Careers, Part 2
Glad that the Wall St. Journal is following my lead . WSJ.com: " Graduates Ill-Prepared in Job Hunt ."

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Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Generational Transfer
One of my fears, when I became a parent, was that my children would never have the opportunity to meet or hear from a Holocaust survivor at an age where the memory would become strong. Knowing that we are in a transition to an era where the living witnesses...

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College May Be Causing You to Lose Out On Career Readiness
It's graduation season for college seniors. It's also the time of year when high school seniors (for the most part) decide where they want to go to college. So, since this blog is often about recognizing and adapting to changing paradigms, it's as good as t...

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How a 6th Grader Understands Blockchains
Last week I shared how Paco was doing a project to design a Utopia. He and his teammates decided to run it off a blockchain. With his permission, I am sharing their presentation .  Pay attention to slides 2 and 7.

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Gratitude and Perspective on a trip to Seattle
I have met some of the most inspirational people this week. The Shooting Victim On Sunday, I took a Lyft from the airport and was chatting with my driver, Pedro. A younger man, I noticed that he had 2 "RIP" tattoos on his hand, so I asked him about them. "W...

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Blockchain Utopia...My Work Here is Done
So Paco gets a group assignment at school to create a Utopia. I think he was reading "The Giver." They decide that they are going to create a "benevolent dictatorship." I ask some questions about how they will protect people's interests, expressing some ske...

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People who love people
There are people out there who just love people. They love connecting and love learning and listening. Engel Jones is one of them. To live his beliefs, he set an ambitious goal for himself... Have a 12 minute conversation with 1000 people in a 3 month timef...

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Building the Emotional Muscles
For the past 18 months or so, I've been working out my emotional intelligence muscles. Like any regimen, there are periods of soreness, frustration, and plateaus. And, like any effort, it's always nice to get positive reinforcement. I saw a  tweet from Nava...

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Trump coping mechanism: Take what the scene gives you
Like many people, Ilene isn't thrilled about the results of the US Presidential election. Of course, that's an understatement. But what separates Ilene from many is how she chooses to respond to Trump's election. As a specialist in creativity and improv, Il...

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Korean: One of the best birthday gifts I ever received
Serendipity is a beautiful thing. A few weeks ago I asked the network for the most high-tech way to buy a suit . Rasul Sha'ir ( here's his TEDx talk ) pointed me to itailor.com I figured...what the heck. Go for it. So with the help of Nadia (age 9), we took...
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