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Personal Annual Review

The term “annual review” doesn’t usually cause a feeling of excitement for anyone who comes across it. Yes, there might be a pay raise of some sort involved with such a process, but often it might be a discussion about standards that were imposed rather than agreed to, and may often not really have much […]

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Unclehood Matters Too

As gents we have primary responsibilities to our parents, siblings, spouse, and children, and that’s plenty to keep us busy. But something we can lose track of, if we aren’t intentional about it, is our role as uncles. While it’s often easy to fall into “default” mode at family gatherings, as uncles we can make […]

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Read Like a Gent: The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Human disasters from storms at sea are covered so extensively in the news these days that we might forget that not only are storms are a regular part of the weather cycle, but in parts of the US, they are regularly expected. A particular region even has a type of storm named after it: a […]

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LinkedIn: Better than You Thought

LinkedIn was first founded in 2002 as a social network entirely focused on the professional aspect of people’s lives. In time it added job listings and advertising and first became profitable in 2007. It IPOed in 2011 and was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26 billion. It now boasts over 500 million members […]

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Trades, Teams, and Loyalty

This summer in particular has been packed with NBA news. A Canadian team won the championship for the first time, perhaps in part due to one of the best players in the league being injured during that series. The leading players of both of those teams are now signed with new teams, and overall a […]

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Read Like a Gent: The Black Swan by Nicholas Nassim Taleb

The subtitle of this book is “The Impact of the Highly Improbable” and since the book’s initial release the term “black swan” has become a commonly used term to describe unforeseen events that have outsized impact. Such Black Swan events include the 2008 Financial Crisis or the 2001 New York terrorist attacks. In a world […]

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