The conventional wisdom is this: you go to school for 12+ years, you do well, maintain good grades, get into a good college, where you continue to perform well and you’re then rewarded with a great job. Despite this belief, … Continue readingRead More
Confusion is natural: don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill. And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused. But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural. And one of… Read More
Knowing something well enough to use in the real world is different from knowing it well enough to get a high score on a test. Tests play an important role, but the key to real world competence is to get a “feel” for the skill or subject area. So what… Read More
This past week, I was talking to 2 colleagues. I'm not sure how the conversation started but what I found out was that there are no credit cards in France. What?!? To be clear, although there are things called credit cards in France, they are different than what we… Read More
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