The Power of Human Storytelling in the Age of Advanced AI

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In an era where artificial intelligence is rewriting the rulebook, the art of human storytelling emerges with even greater enthusiasm. As advanced algorithms like GPT-4 take center stage in crafting tales, the human essence of stories—their imperfections, emotions, and raw sincerity—creates a unique resonance. The Context: My Journey Amidst AI’s Phenomenal Growth Before diving deep, […]

Barbara from Richardson

Barbara, the Uber driver, picked me up today after a harried morning of working from home while trying to achieve the impossible: doing a long weekend’s worth of chores and errands in six hours flat. Barbara drives a black Nissan Rogue that’s probably nearing its tenth year of service. She sits under the 100-degree sun, […]

The EV Hype Cycle: Cause for Concern?

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It’s no secret that the Biden administration has strongly emphasized clean energy and electric vehicles (EVs). With the backing of industrial policy, the EV market is evolving rapidly, driven by the hype cycle surrounding it. This article will explore how the combination of industrial policy and the EV hype cycle is causing a glut before […]

Thriving in the Age of AI

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Why Generalists Are the Future’s Innovators The rapid expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the workplace, reshaping industries, and prompting an ongoing debate over the value of generalists versus specialists. As AI continues to advance, the argument for generalists grows stronger. This article will explore how generalists, with their interdisciplinary knowledge and ability to […]

Why Recessions Are Essential for Economic Health

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A fresh look at bank collapses, recessions, and the necessity of economic contraction. Introduction: Recessions have long been portrayed as economic bogeymen, with bank collapses often serving as their harbingers of doom. But what if we reframe our perspective on recessions and the role of bank failures within them? Are these events inherently linked, and […]

The Hidden Costs of Singledom

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Addressing the Financial Burden of Being Single in America As the economic landscape becomes more uncertain, the weight of financial hardship is felt disproportionately by singles. With the cost of living alone on the rise, coupled individuals, particularly married ones, enjoy a clear advantage. This post seeks to shine a light on the often-overlooked “singles […]

The Algorithmic Culture Trap

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As a Millennial, I was raised in a world where technology was rapidly advancing and shaping how we consume information. Growing up, I was exposed to an endless stream of pop culture that often distorted my sense of reality and led me to search for meaning in places where there was none. In his seminal […]

Loyalty Bias: An Ethical Quandary

We’ve all been there. We’re in a conversation with someone, and they mention a piece of information that we know could cause harm to someone we care about. At that moment, we’re faced with a choice: do we share the information or withhold it to protect our loved ones? This is the phenomenon of loyalty […]

The Importance of Intrinsic Values in Our Professional Lives

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Throughout history, philosophers have extolled the importance of purpose, autonomy, and mastery as the core principles of intrinsic value. At the heart of a fulfilling professional life, these values were espoused by the likes of Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius. Each of these philosophers believed that a life lived in service of one’s purpose, with […]

How the Triangle of Expectations Model Can Lead to a More Fulfilling Life

As a project manager, I’ve found that the Triangle of Expectations model isn’t just a tool for managing projects, but it can also be applied to making decisions in our personal lives. And let me tell you; it’s a game changer. It has helped me make more informed and thoughtful decisions that align with my […]