Tag: skills

Emily Zanotti is back 6 weeks after having twins—and she’s got a little feedback on all the advice she was given before giving birth. Kelly Maher and Bethany Mandel join to share the hacks they couldn’t Mom without… and the advice they never actually took.

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Weeks ago, Ricochet members discussed talents and aptitudes. It is generally acknowledged that some people are better than others at particular skills and trades. But there was debate about nature versus nurture; if excellence is available to any practicioner with enough hard work and training.  Today, let’s change the focus slightly. Can anyone be trained […]

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A cornerstone of childhood education is learning by example while an adult or elder sibling tackles a problem or task. Often, these lessons involve nothing more on the student’s part than carrying materials, fetching tools, or shining a light. An extra pair of hands, however small or weak, can be very helpful. Occasionally, small hands […]

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Interesting perspective from Neal Stephenson (author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle): In Venn diagram terms, the pool of people with brilliant, world-changing ideas has a very small overlap with the pool of those who are capable of being the CEOs of funded projects. “Now that,” as a tech CEO recently told me, […]

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