October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg - glennleibowitz.com

If Mark Zuckerberg Can Learn Chinese, So Can You

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I just watched a video clip of Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mandarin Chinese yesterday at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University (check it out at the bottom of this post). First of all, kudos to Mark for having the courage to get up in front of a crowd of some of the smartest students in China and speak Mandarin! Mangled pronunciation and grammar aside, he still managed to get his message across fairly well (for some translated snippets of what he said, check…

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Dangerous assumptions - Glenn Leibowitz

Dangerous Assumptions

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Back in the late 1970s, when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I went on a camping trip with my family. We went to a campground not too far from home, and slept in our truck camper, which was  a sleeping cabin that rested on top of a pickup truck. Except for a small window connecting the truck cabin upfront and the sleeping cabin in the back, there was no way to communicate between the two parts. This…

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Advice for a college sophomore - Glenn Leibowitz

Advice For A College Sophomore

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Dear Cousin, Wow, you’re a sophomore in college now! Your freshman year really flew by. It’s great to hear you’re settling in on campus again and have found an apartment already. I know you’re busy getting ready for your classes to begin, and for your hectic, 24/7 routine to kick-in. So I’ll try to keep this brief. I hope you don’t find this email presumptuous of me, but I wanted to share a few reflections — alright, “advice” — on what I learned from…

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