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  1. Searching for Pencils

    Sometimes it pays to keep things simple (even though people insist on making things complex).  Take for example this old joke about NASA: In the early days of the space program, NASA discovered that using ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.  NASA scientists — some of the best and brightest people at the…

  2. Passion is Not Linear

    Passion1 is one of those interesting human phenomena where we too often confuse cause for effect.  The usual story about passion goes something like this: You have a passion. Either you have had it all your life (presumably since you were in the womb), or perhaps you had a life changing experience where you all…

  3. Motivation vs. Discipline

    An interesting question, if you have to get a task done, which is more helpful motivation or discipline?  An interesting article titled “Screw motivation, what you need is discipline” contrasts the two: “Motivation, broadly speaking, operates on the erroneous assumption that a particular mental or emotional state is necessary to complete a task. … Discipline, by…