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Why antifragile women succeed with Design Sponge CEO Grace Bonney

Why antifragile women succeed with Design Sponge CEO Grace Bonney

I don’t know about you when I was growing up, I had a super-skewed perspective on what business and working was all about because everywhere I looked were articles about entrepreneurs raising tons of money or celebrities in the business world reinventing everything. Or it was my parents that pushed specific occupations— be a doctor, a lawyer, get to work and sit in an office— but that’s a super limited and incredibly unrealistic view of the working world. The options that you’re exposed to are just so limited. So many of us end up finding a safe place professionally, pretty early and staying there because it’s safe.

 

Imagine if you actually had the power of seeing a spectrum of choices in front of you. That power of visibility would be incredible. You’d have the ability to see what other people were doing, what options you were attracted to and various paths you could go. It would totally open the world up to you. 

Surprising tricks burglars use with author Geoff Manaugh

Surprising tricks burglars use with author Geoff Manaugh

I guess I’m naive because I watch heist movies like Ocean’s Eleven and think nothing that elaborate happens in real life, but after my conversation with this week’s guest, architectural writer Geoff Manaugh, I have a dramatically different point of view. There’s sort of x-ray glasses that burglars use when they look at where we live or where we work, that the rest of us never see. 

Fuck Pad Thai with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker

Fuck Pad Thai with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker

If you’ve been to Portland, you’ve been to Andy Ricker's Pok Pok—or maybe you went in LA or NY—heck, it could have been visiting the kiosk in the Portland airport during a layover. Andy is obsessed with local, regional Thai food that you would never find in any Thai tourist destinations. In fact, you’d only find it after spending years in Thailand making a ton of local connections and really embedding yourself in parts of the country that most of us never get the opportunity to.