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What I've Been Thinking About Lately #1 (WIBTAL)

Weekly thoughts at the close of the week, edition 1

Social Capital is worth a lot, be careful how you spend it because you can overdraw. Acquire it by adding value for others, being genuine, and being honest. You can lose social capital by being honest with some, but that's not valuable social capital to begin with.


Learned from Eleni - The weight of "End all be all" decision making is heavy. It's the number one thing that weighs on her mind as a founder. The decisions the organization makes, and the corresponding outcomes, are ultimately your responsibility.


Living on the water is incredibly appealing because of how it makes you feel to look at a vast expanse. The price you pay for the home can be worth the subsequent positive affect on your mental wellbeing.


If you reframe your opinion on tipping from a social obligation to an opportunity to create a micropositive moment in someones day with a bigger than normal tip, you can capture selfish compassion and feel better about yourself, win-win for the price of an extra 10%. This works especially well at places like coffee shops where the extra nominal cost is negligible but the emotional impact is high.


Those whose lives are ruled by fear look to fatuous remarks to prop up for their own self-esteem (Ex. "Lol, interns am I right" & "Can you believe he doesn't know x" )


Large workplaces reward employees for creating the image that you're working hard rather than actually producing effectively. Investment bankers and accountants especially.

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