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Perseverance

Building towers, not tunnels by Ben Werdmüller Done right, failure builds immunity. I know why each failure happened. I'm stronger for the experience. And I can bring that experience to help make Unlock - and everything I do in my career - as strong as possible. Rather than letting a brick through the window transform the safety of my home into flimsy walls in dirt, I can build a more resilient home. Failure isn't an excuse to turn inwards and…

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Irrational Fear

Worst-Case Thinking Breeds Fear and Irrationality - Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier Here's a crazy story from the UK. Basically, someone sees a man and a little girl leaving a shopping center. Instead of thinking "it must be a father and daughter, which happens millions of times a day and is perfectly normal," he thinks "this is obviously a case of child abduction and I must alert the authorities immediately." And the police, instead of thinking "why in the…

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No more FOMO

There is always someone better. There is always someone with better gear, more free time, and more experience. Before Instagram, we didn’t really know about these people. But now we do and we get it rubbed in our jealous little noses on a daily basis. There are days where I’m sitting in my pjs staring out of the window at an uninspiring landscape of the small Canadian air force town that I am currently living in and a really amazing…

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Trepidation

princeton junction, train, platform

Tell us a story about a time when you were scared to act.John Saddington Last week I interviewed for a position at a Japanese securities firm in Manhattan. My buddy had just started on as the Director of IT Security and wanted to build out his team. He contacted me on a Wednesday and offered me the opportunity to interview on Friday. Alarm bells were going off in my head. You don't want to commute to Manhattan. Standing on the…

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