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Chesterson’s Fence

Chesterton’s fence is the principle that reforms should not be made until the reasoning behind the existing state of affairs is understood. The quotation is from G. K. Chesterton’s 1929 book The Thing, in the chapter entitled “The Drift from Domesticity”: In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one […]

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You suck at Excel

I often see posts on Reddit, HackerNews and other boards websites that ask questions along the lines of “What skill could I learn in an hour that would be invaluable to me?”, and while there’s plenty of novel ideas, like cooking steak, how to tie a tie or manage cables, the one I like to […]

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Becoming the right person

It’s important that when you’re seeking happiness from your career, family or relationships that you always seek to become the right person – not just about finding the right people. I think I’ve always known this on a subconscious level but never truly appreciated it until recently. Instead of looking for better employees, better managers, […]