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      31: Your best Inauthentic Self
      Authenticity, diversity, and what leaders and liars have in common. Sometimes authenticity pays off, and sometimes it doesn’t. What matters most is showing up and giving your best. The first place many of us begin seriously evaluating the merits of authenticity is our first day of adult work. During…
      25: Dissecting African time
      In my efforts to disentangle myself from the manufactured speed of the digital age, I’ve been giving more thought to what we can learn from African concepts of time. In the Capitalist plutocracies that dominate the West, time is largely conceptualised by virtue of value extraction. Time feels short
      45: A guide for better gifts
      How to give the best gifts to your past, present and future selves. Hey friends - continuing the trend from last week, today’s newsletter started at 4:17 am this morning when I dragged myself out of bed and threw my best ideas at my journal. I think it’
      43: Searching for easy answers
      Pattern-matching and robust thinking are more important than tactics and abstraction Hey friends - I have a few announcements before digging into this week’s letter. First, welcome to all the new subscribers. I hope you find this newsletter useful. Please feel free to get involved, share recommendat…

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      Book Review: How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen
      Clayton Christensen’s “How Will You Measure Your Life” is a provocative look at the meaning of success. The book starts off with an examination of various ways to measure our lives but then turns into a discussion about how we can find true happiness that doesn’t depend on material wealth