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Kintsugi method of repair & enhancement

Kintsugi method of repair & enhancement

I’ve only recently become aware of kintsugi, a Japanese method of repairing broken pottery. A special lacquer, typically mixed with a precious metal like gold, is used to mend the break while producing a piece that visibly displays the mend rather than disguising it....

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Tell Them Now

Tell Them Now

After a brief but enlightening conversation with a colleague who teaches classes on storytelling, I Googled the word “storytelling” and, as expected, was gratified with 28,900,000 results in 0.79 seconds. I was drawn to the graphics that were on the first Google...

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Technical expertise and warrior mentality define success

Technical expertise and warrior mentality define success

An astute medical laboratory scientist must be part warrior, part academic, and part technical expert. Your skill stems from your strength in saying “no” to the disparate solutions and “yes” to high-quality, differentiated products that increase confidence in your...

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See How it Feels to Get Your Plans Dirty

See How it Feels to Get Your Plans Dirty

To paraphrase my friend and colleague Anne Janzer who is able to coax meaningful words out of any aspiring writer, "[Making a video is] like [making] garden plans. Until you're getting your plans dirty, you can't be sure the plan will work." As with many things in...

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Darn it! Why can’t I program my happy place into my GPS?

Darn it! Why can’t I program my happy place into my GPS?

I have a handful of favorite female authors that are quite literally badass writers. Some, like Amy Tan, don't allow their badass-ness to come through in their fiction writing at all. Did you get a feeling that Amy Tan was a badass when you read The Joy Luck Club? No,...

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