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Jun
11

Life has been wonderfully busy, especially building a startup company, so I haven’t written recently. It seems fitting to share a a Cherokee legend that a friend just taught me about:

One day an old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “The …

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Jul
18

The New Jim Crow

Reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West may represent the most important part of my education this decade. These are my notes and quotes. Bottom line: there is a clear and very present arc from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration. We need to learn about and discuss this truth …

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May
5
When you get to a fork in the road, stay there

Career advice often includes mention of forks in the road or intersections that represent key decision points. Our future depends on which way we go, which job we choose, which school. I’m starting to think it’s exactly the opposite.

All the exciting things in my career have happened precisely at those intersections. Maybe better advice …

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