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Peter Koehler

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4 Things I Learned from Jay-Z

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“What you reveal, you heal.”

The current president embodies a lot of ugly qualities. Jay-Z knows that. But he also knows that there are two sides to every coin.

This week, the NYT published an interview with Jay-Z (highly recommended reading and watching).

“The great thing about Donald Trump being president is…”

WAIT. Pause there.

If you’re . . .

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The Jam Strategy

Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.

A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.

When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.

She asked her daughter-in-law, . . .

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July 24, 2016

What is Productivity and Why is it Important?

WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY?

Welcome to Productivity Week Part Two.

In Part One I shared my frustration with the silver bullet approach to productivity that is so pervasive these days.

Now I want to talk about what productivity means and why we should care about it.

I think there is some confusion about what productivity is and what it is not.

For . . .

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June 21, 2016

Clarity

Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:

"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."

"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't feel like . . .

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May 24, 2016

Our New Moral Dilemmas

There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice . . .

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November 28, 2015

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