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Reflections: 2019

2019 has been a journey. A journey that started a few years ago after I graduated from university in 2015, and has brought me to where I am today. I’m writing this to share some of my thoughts on life, work, and relationships that I’ve gathered over the past few years. If you prefer these kinds of things in the form of Twitter threads, check this out.

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Quality of Work

What you do.

Who you do it with.

How you do it.

Are way more important than just how hard you work.

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Giving & Growth

I’ve been thinking a lot about the fundamentals of work, life balance lately.

The relationship between work and life is blurred when a company is small. I mean really small.

A small startup of just a few founders or even a single founder are synonymous to the company. Almost all individual interests are engrained into the culture, work ethic, and product.

As people change and grow in small companies, the company will change the same as it’s members. A small company is only a function of the people inside it. Team is everything.

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Agreeing to Disagree

Ever since a professional mentor asked me this question a few years ago, I have asked it to almost everyone I’ve met; to old friends and new.

What is something that you think is true that most people disagree with you about?

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Human Learning

I’ve been working on a few projects which leverage concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning to teach people more effectively.

While working on these projects, I started to classify the type of pedagogy I was developing as “synthetic human learning”; meaning that the learning was not inspired or provoked by something natural: a human would be suggested to engage in my projects with the assurance that the project would teach them a subject in the most optimal manner possible, as the project was designed and built to do so.

In turn, this made me wonder what inspires truly unprovoked organic learning.

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