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The Only Norm is Onlyness

“There are people in this world who have the full rights of citizenship, in our communities, our countries and around the world. And then there are those of us who, to varying degrees, do not. We don’t have equal access to education, to healthcare and some other basic liberties like marriage, a fair voting process,  More

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What Is It You Are Curious About?

Last night, I participated in an event at “the Family“, a startup incubator based in Paris, which is aiming to form an “unfair advantage” for startups in France. A “revolution” of sorts, by bottoms up actions. One question I was asked was what I’ve learned in my 20+ year career of working with some of  More

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What Does It Feel To Be Bill Murray?

In Vulture, Bill Murray answers the question of what it feels to be him: “I think if I’m gonna answer that question, because it is a hard question, I’d like to suggest that we all answer that question right now, while I’m talking. I’ll continue. Believe me, I won’t shut up. I have a microphone.  More

Intersections of Compassion

Intersections of Compassion

In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring a question that many of us grapple with: How do I actually go about finding my purpose, my meaning .. My Onlyness? Understanding why Onlyness matters is one thing; identifying your Onlyness–or what Meryl Streep calls “the weird thing about you”–is another. There’s no magical formula for discovering your Onlyess:  More

Go Where There Is A You-Shaped Hole

Not a fan of Girls, mostly because I’m not a fan of most pop-culture stuff. But over the years, I’ve seen Lena Dunham really embody her strength. For good, for not so good, she is truly herself. And this short little clip (less than 5 Minutes) embraces an idea I think each of us could  More

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How to Find Onlyness: A Parable

There once was a school that taught all the wonderful things. Anything in the world that anyone could ever want to do, learn or be could be studied and mastered.  All the best people taught there, so getting in was a big deal.  But once you were in, you had to choose your own path  More