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The Objects of Power

A brief prologue: Many are familiar with the idea of mental models, or mental frameworks, and why they’re useful. But I have another tool: mental mythologies. These are stories that subsume a great deal of thought and compress it into a visual form that I can mentally manipulate. As I will explain in the small […]

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I Hope This Race Finds You Well

The sharp crack of the starting gun was impossible to get used to. You know it’s coming. You know you’re about to run a race. You even signed up for it. And yet. It was the final race of my college career, and I was tensed at the starting line, ready to run 400 meters. […]

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Happiness and Other Heresies

The two sat facing each other in tense silence. As an archmanager within Human Resources, she was one of the more eminent members of the church. As an acolyte analyst just two years out of college, he was not.   “If you could clarify this for me,” she began. “You’re joining another church?” “No,” he said. […]