Mao, In A Post-Imperial Light

After its empire had collapsed, chaos reigned in China. The Republic of China, founded in Nanjing in 1912 under Sun Yatsen, struggled to assert its authority. Warlords built their own fiefdoms, as central rule waned. In the big cities, revolutionary sentiment was stoked by intense anger at how foreigners had …

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Believe In Yourself

I’ll say it again, because I know that this statement is a tricky one to believe sometimes. So much around us and inside of us says, in so many overt and covert ways, that we are not. But believe me: You are good enough.The summer after my senior …

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Agile Environment

An “agile” project or agile environment is really a frame of mind, rather than a process. It’s a paradigm or mental model of how we can approach our work. It’s certainly not a methodology. An agile environment simply means – allow project teams to adapt working practices according to …

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Cycles of Confidence

On the way up, success creates positive momentum. People who believe they are likely to win are also likely to put in the extra effort at difficult moments to ensure that victory. On the way down, failure feeds on itself. As performance starts running on a positive or a negative …

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