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I was thinking today that one of the most important lessons I learned in school was the value of aiming for a B. I wasn't a great student, and I found school draining. I like doing things rather than being taught things. I found fairly early in high school that I could achieve mostly Bs without trying too hard. I was motivated to do better than a C, perhaps because I've always found being called average highly insulting. And the extra effort it took me to get an A was never really worth it.
Jeff Bezos is too busy making money to worry about whiners. My wife and I finished putting up our Christmas tree yesterday and sat down for a nice glass of wine and a football game. After the game ended (way to make it happen, Denver!), we kept watching the CBS station we were on already and stuck around for 60 Minutes.
When Malcolm Gladwell mentioned the Yiddish proverb “To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish” in his 2004 New Yorker article The Ketchup Conundrum, he was referencing a conversation with psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz. The subjective nature of perfection had become an obsession for Moskowitz. He dedicated his career to the idea and spoke to every crowd and ear he could find to explain its merits. It had become his world. His horseradish.
5th Annual Symposium
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