Tag Archives: Malcolm Gladwell

Conventional Wisdom: Assume Nothing…

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A prologue to “Conventional Wisdom”…

I was nervous. It was 8am on the first day of my first job as an attorney in Johannesburg, South Africa. As I arrived in the office manager’s office, he handed me a note. The senior partner wanted me in his office the moment I arrived.

I reacted to the senior partner’s summons as any self-respecting insecure 23-year old new lawyer would have reacted: I freaked out… Could this be the shortest first job in legal or other history, I wondered? Had the senior partner already changed his mind about offering me the job? My anxiety was now spinning totally out of control…

With only unhappy thoughts swirling around my head, I somehow dragged myself up to his executive suite. Breathlessly, I knocked on his door…

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Decision-Making: Stories From The World Of Art…

 About this series of articles…

This series of articles and stories is about the hazy crazy space of decision-making—in this case, stories from the world of art….

I hope you’ll find some of these stories interesting and even useful in helping you bring life to your ideas. And if they don’t and instead bore you to tears and put you to sleep, I hope you’ll have a wonderfully peaceful and restful sleep.

Being the eternal optimist, though, I’m betting on your sense of humor and curiosity keeping you awake.

Please don’t disappoint me…  🙂

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