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Maintaining your public image

On October 26th California State University, Fullerton student Jessica Shekell entered the Eastbound 91 freeway. Shekell was heading west, driving the wrong way in the left lane (her right lane). She collided head-on with a driver in the fast-track lane just after 3 am, killing the front two adult passengers who, incidentally, were not wearing their […]

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Email 101

I will not begin this post with the word “netiquette” (you can get the book for more details), because the term dates to the 1980s and this is something I hope someone, especially my students, will read. I’m writing this because someone has to tell this generation of students about the meaning of the poor […]

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Practice makes…achievement, anyway

My favorite section of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest masterpiece, Outliers: The Story of Success, is the second chapter, The 10,000-Hour Rule. Gladwell makes a strong argument for the role of practice in the success of people you have heard of – Bill Gates and the Beatles, and high achievers whose names may be unfamiliar to you. […]

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