Perfection is transitory

In ski jumping, a “perfect” landing is one where the jumper lands on the k-point, which is a line drawn in the landing area that serves as a target.  Not surprisingly, ski jumping coaches often remind jumpers to keep their eyes focused on that spot rather than looking downward.  While I have never actually gotten …

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Soft skills are hard!

According to a Google search, “soft skills” are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. Teamwork, problem-solving, work ethic, flexibility and others fall into the “soft skills” family. For years, I have heard people refer to these soft skills as being (imagine stodgy old man voice) “critical for success …

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