Understanding Parental Caution While Taking Smart Risks

As we grow into adulthood, there comes a point where we may realize that some our parents’ advice stems from an outdated model of the world. The career path or life script they followed 30+ years ago often won’t lead to success today. Though well-intentioned, their guidance can sometimes steer us wrong. This happens because the world changes faster than parental model of the world. Technology, culture, the economy—all evolve rapidly....

August 19, 2023

Don’t know what to do next? Teach!

We (esp. those in the tech industry) have an instinctual aversion to pedagogy. “Those who can’t do, teach” the old saying goes. But the truth is the opposite. Teaching does not indicate an inability to do something. On the contrary, teaching empowers and enables ability. It is the highest form of understanding. When you teach something, you gain a deeper mastery over the subject matter than you would as a passive student....

July 31, 2023