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Going From Brain Freeze to Brain Trust

I’m starting to trust myself a little more. Within Pixar they have something they call a “Brain Trust”. This is a collective of trusted Pixar employees. More of a cycle than a circle. The honesty shared in meetings between the Brain Trust is just an extension of the open, sharing culture that’s […]

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If She Was Here

The conversations around me didn’t matter. We were sat in a circle around the fire. Hot chocolates, marshmallows and blankets. Once I realised she wasn’t there, it stuck with me for a bit. It felt realer than ever. She would have worn a cardigan. A thick knit with the sleeves […]

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A Marital Tale

I am sitting in a coffee shop. There are two women sitting next to me. They have two kids who are in their buggies. The buggies are placed lengthways side to side and so they have taken up approximately 12 viable seating options at the back of the coffee shop. […]

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Saving Time On Prose

You don’t need to describe all the finer details. You know when someone talks to you for ages and you stand there waiting to get away? I hope you aren’t doing the reading equivalent of that right now. If you are, I am sorry. I am sorry for us both. […]

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Adopt Me, Sweden

The news that Sweden has adopted a 6 hour work day didn’t surprise me. Not because I am smart, but because I was reading an article about it during the middle of my very strict writing schedule. I even checked my email after writing that opening paragraph. I still have […]

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How To Apply Advice

I wasn’t completely satisfied when I finished the last article. I felt there was nothing of value for people to go away and test. I like it when I know that people are testing things. It means that new stuff can be created. Just please don’t fuck around and test […]

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Don’t Take My Advice

How do you know if someone is manipulating you? I am not sure I know. I am too lazy to play psychological games. I gave up. I just stare at people for long enough to make judgement call. That’s my only tactic. The simplest way for me to navigate social […]

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Too Much

He had one trolley. The trolley was wide enough to stack one crate on top of another. His boss was shouting at him “More! More!” I think his boss was Greek. Maybe this is symbolic. So he stacked two crates side by side on the width of a platform designed for […]

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