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Public speech is easily reduced to an exercise in caricature, confected and boring, with the volume set too high. Amid this vast ado about nothing, it is little wonder that a decline in the standard of rhetoric is declared. But it is an illusion, and if public speech is boring the proper response is to be thankful.

When They Go Low, We Go High

Philip Collins

Wissen Sie, was mich ankotzt? Viele Leute nennen diese Länder immer noch „ehemalige Sowjetrepubliken“. Mehr als dreißig Jahre nach dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion! Es gibt auch gebildete Menschen, die noch vom „Ostblock“ sprechen. Sprache ist da verräterisch.

Ukrainische Autorin Über Russland: „Sprache Ist Verräterisch“

Oksana Sabuschko​

To round out what it means to be cool, throw in the universal truths Don Miguel Ruiz prescribed in his book The Four Agreements: Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.

Hacking Work

Bill Jensen and Josh Klein

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