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In 1921, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics. He went on a lecture tour of Japan shortly after. While there, he decided that he would start tipping people with bits of advice rather than cash. Here are his best kernels of wisdom.

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Rejection is one of those things that we all have to deal with at some point in our lives. There's always going to be women that don't want to go on dates with you and promotions that you don't get.

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A few weeks ago I ended up going camping in rural Idaho for a few days. Purely by accident, the trip ended up being the first time I've truly disconnected for any significant period of time from the internet in probably 10 years.

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This week's Mid-Week Meditation comes from Seneca's letters addressed to Lucilius, the then-procurator of Sicily. Scholars aren't sure if he and Lucilius actually corresponded or not, but nevertheless, Seneca penned 124 letters to him. These are all collected in the work Letters From a Stoic, or the Moral Letters to Lucilius.

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"Can I buy you a coffee and pick your brain?" What caused this delusion among the advice-needing people of the world that the going rate for an hour-long professional consultation is a $4 beverage? Why do we all try this early in our careers (and if we work in biz dev, our middle and late careers)?

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If there's one common thread amongst some of the best university commencement speeches out there, it's failure. University, it turns out, is easy compared to the rest of life, and to prepare you for that, everyone from Denzel Washington to J.K. Rowling have dedicated their time in front of graduates to help us all remember that.