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Resilience And The High End

from Seth’s Blog The high end is brittle, unstable and thus, expensive. The car that wins a race, the wine that costs $300, the stereo that sounds like the real thing… The restaurant that serves perfect fruit, the artisan who uses rare tools and years of training… If there was a reliable, easy, repeatable way […]

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Who Are We Seeking To Become?

from Seth’s Blog We get what we invest in. The time we spend comes back, with interest. If you practice five minutes of new, difficult banjo music every day, you’ll become a better banjo player. If you spend a little bit more time each day whining or feeling ashamed, that behavior will become part of […]

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I Wuv You Wobot!

from kottke Rayna is a small child who thinks this hot water heater looks like a robot and she is determined to say hi to it and tell it that she loves it. THIS IS THE CUTEST THING OF ALL TIME THAT IS NOT THAT PHOTO OF OTTERS HOLDING HANDS SO THEY DON’T DRIFT AWAY […]

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Unselling

from Seth’s Blog Getting someone to switch to you is totally different from getting someone who’s new to the market to start using the solution you offer. Switching means: Admitting I was wrong, and, in many cases, leaving behind some of my identity, because my tribe (as I see them) is using what I used […]

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The Why of Urgent vs. Important

from Seth’s Blog You know you should be focusing on the long-term journey, on building out the facility, signing up new customers or finishing your dissertation. But instead, there’s a queue of urgent things, all justifiable, all requiring you and you alone to handle them. And so you do, pushing off the important in favor […]

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What Posterity Has Done For Us

from Seth’s Blog Sir Boyle Roche famously said, “Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us?” Quite a lot, actually. We were born into a culture that took generations to create. The people who came before us built a civil society, invented a […]

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Long-Term Strategy: Don’t Be A Jerk

from Seth’s Blog In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don’t like it and neither, it turns out, do people. More than just about anything else, what you do when you […]

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