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  • Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat

      In most meetings, I try to listen more than I talk, but when I talk I probably use more words than necessary. In retrospect, I very often wish I could reconsider what I wanted to say and reword how I said it to get to the main point more efficiently. I’m aware this ...

  • Why I drive slowly

    I'm a very cautious driver. It sometimes annoys my passengers as I'll generally drive slower than other cars on the road. I have a good reason to do that though. Many years ago I drove a car headfirst into another car. I did it on purpose, at a scrapyard, and I probably wasn't ...

  • I met will.i.am in a New York bathroom

    A couple of years ago I attended a conference in New York organized around Twitter. There were popular Twitter users and app developers and around 300 attendees. I wasn't a speaker at the event, but I knew the organization and Chris Sacca, an early Twitter investor who had spoken ...

  • "A shot of whiskey," according to Boris

    This week I saw an awful video of a young politician just starting out who had a blackout the moment he needed to present his new political party. It's both hilarious and painful to watch. It’s in Dutch but that doesn’t matter. His body language speaks for itself. Now, ...

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