Sudden Salesmen, Boiling Frogs, and Creeping Concessions — Oh My!

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Reasonable people end up in truly unreasonable situations all the time. Situations in which someone is asking something big and inappropriate of them.

Sometimes when this happens, there’s a moment of clarity. A strong rebellion that onsets. Where you find yourself saying, “No. Screw you.” Perhaps for the first time ever to the person in question.  » Read more

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The Curse of Poly Competence

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It’s a familiar story – you start a new job. You’re nervous at first because you don’t know how you’re going to master everything they throw your way, but you put in effort, work hard, and persevere. It’s a struggle, but eventually you’ve got the hang of it. It may have felt like forever to you – but everyone’s so impressed by how quickly you picked it up and how well you’re doing.  » Read more

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