I just finished reading Thanks for the Feedback, the widely acclaimed book by the same authors of Difficult Conversations. It was quite an illuminating experience, so I thought I’d share some of the more salient themes that resonated with me personally.
I recently took my first trip to South Africa. It’s an astoundingly beautiful country, with an astoundingly sad history. After returning to San Francisco, I wanted to reflect on what I had seen through the lens of the current situation in the Bay Area. Heads up – this isn’t your average travel blog post.
If you’ve been on the Internet anytime in the last few months or so, you likely have seen this image floating around: It is essentially the latest attempt to answer humanity’s perennial question: What is the meaning of life? What’s my purpose?
If I told you I went to Shenzhen (China) recently, what first comes to mind? Fishing villages, blocked Internet access, iPhone factories, smog? If you’re an average US citizen (and given the current political climate), you probably don’t have a favorable opinion and might be wondering why anyone would visit at all. I’ll admit I…