Heuristics Archives - Amie Devero

The Chattering Brain

July 27, 2021
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I had a friend who was in a bad romantic relationship. She lived near me, so we so saw each other all the time. For months it seems like every conversation would eventually circle back to her boyfriend. I listened day in and day out to her interpretations […]

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Go With Your Gut?

June 29, 2021
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My Friend Holly swims at a public pool.  Mothers often bring their 6- or 7-year-old sons into the women’s locker room, where, as you might imagine, women are undressed.  Periodically, as a naked woman turns to walk to the shower, she inadvertently finds herself facing […]

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Being a Beginner

June 14, 2021
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I’ve just begun learning how to play the violin. It is something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. Even as a child, when my parents decided that all of us children had to learn an instrument, violin was my secret desire. But being […]

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Mayor Mike Nutter on Leadership

June 1, 2021
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He was a 2-term Mayor of Philadelphia, the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is now a professor at Columbia University. He was kind enough to have a conversation with me about his experience leading Philadelphia out of a recession and a multi-million […]

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Measurement Madness

May 4, 2021
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There is a well-known saying that “what gets measured gets managed”.  Depending on your source, it was first said by either physicist Lord kelvin, or Peter Drucker.

It’s generally true. After all, if you plan to run a marathon, you start by finding out what distance […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Fault-Finding-Leaders

April 6, 2021
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Periodically, every one of us starts finding a team-member or friend irksome. But it is more than that. We start seeing them in a different –far more negative — light. Everything they do is wrong. We can’t stop ourselves. Is anyone immune to this phenomenon? If so […]

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Self-Loathing Rock Stars

March 9, 2021
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Creating successful startups is hard. Those who sign-on understand that from the beginning. They are making a bet on the future of this enterprise, and in return for that possibility, they stake their energy, time, and an ongoing commitment to it. In return, they hope […]

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