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Maximalism

Sometimes, less isn’t more. More is more. I can appreciate minimalism for what it is: clean, simple, user-friendly design. And designers will argue that a whole lot of complexity happens behind the scenes to arrive at simplicity. But what about … Continue reading

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The Student’s PTSD

I was visiting friends at college, helping them with a weekend of relief between end-of-term papers and final exams. Can’t say I miss doing that last December while everyone else bakes Christmas cookies and goes sledding… It didn’t take much … Continue reading

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Tech in Transition

You know when people say, “This is a transitional year”? Usually they’re referring to sports teams, careers, or historical events. But think about this last year and all that has happened in the world of technology. The Twin Cities are … Continue reading

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The state of the state

Minnesota is taking heat, both nationally and internally. But while we wait out the gvt shutdown, how ’bout some lighter aspects, eh? I was rummaging through a box of old books at my aunt’s house, and decided to borrow this … Continue reading

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Rapid Cognition

The post-graduate lifestyle is not so bad. Working part-time, I now have time to enjoy summer, read for recreation, watch films, and even think. Recently I read the book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell. The … Continue reading

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“Bad” Habits

Call me an enabler, but I’m advocating for these “bad” habits. They’re just… misunderstood. Multitasking- Being productive on multiple projects doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise of quality. Why does there need to be a downside to this one? Free time between … Continue reading

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To the Thought Leader

Whoa – sounds like a big deal. People expect great things from you. People expect consistently great things from you. And people expect unequivocal success from you. But what if you want to deviate from what you do best? To … Continue reading

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Five things waiting tables taught me that college did not

I have spent four continuous years as both a student and a server, and equal amounts of time studying and waiting tables. So I feel I have a pretty good benchmark to compare the two not-so-different experiences. However, these are … Continue reading

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Learning or unlearning voice?

Today in class, we were reviewing notes from a #pr20 tweetchat last week. One of several big topics was how to balance achieving business objectives, with adding relevant content to online communities. Which leads and which follows? The discussion was … Continue reading

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