tag:gonen.blog,2013:/posts Think For Yourself 2017-12-16T14:00:54Z tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1204642 2017-12-16T14:00:54Z 2017-12-16T14:00:54Z Straightforward Advice

While everyone tries to be a contrarian, I think that the most helpful advice is often extremely straightforward and direct.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1216771 2017-12-15T15:08:37Z 2017-12-15T15:08:37Z Nearing the end

It is crazy to think that the end of 2017 is just right around the corner. 17 days. That is all we have before we start 2018.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1216319 2017-12-14T15:20:37Z 2017-12-14T15:20:38Z Being different is not enough

In many ways, I feel society pushes you towards conformity. You should walk a certain way, talk a certain way, dress a certain way, etc. I think, generally speaking, we look down upon that.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1215566 2017-12-13T15:05:58Z 2017-12-13T15:05:58Z The Always On Lifestyle

In the last few years, there has been a tremendous amount of innovation around connecting people. Consumer applications like Facebook and Snapchat have made it easier than ever to reach the people you know. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1215553 2017-12-12T15:26:52Z 2017-12-12T15:26:52Z The Scientific Method

In middle school, I believe, we are taught all about the scientific method - in context of 7th grade science that is. I do not remember much from the classroom in my middle and high school days, but the scientific method has definitely stuck with me. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1214532 2017-12-11T14:28:29Z 2017-12-11T14:28:30Z Rabbit Holes

I find myself diving down and getting lost in a number of different "rabbit holes" of the internet.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1214351 2017-12-10T15:22:15Z 2017-12-10T15:22:15Z Automating Everything

Over the next few weeks (after Finals end), I plan to automate a ton of different aspects of my routine workflow. I feel I spend way too much time doing administrative tasks that could easily be automated by a few IFTT or Zapier integrations.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1213789 2017-12-09T15:45:20Z 2017-12-09T15:45:20Z An API for everything

One day I'll turn this thought into a longer, more researched and developed post. But the point I am thinking about today is that the future is likely to become "pay per use" and entirely outsourced.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1212690 2017-12-08T14:18:40Z 2017-12-08T14:18:40Z Social Media Addiction

I definitely do not have the research or scientific backing to prove this...but I ask that is what the internet is for? 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1212345 2017-12-07T13:35:57Z 2017-12-07T13:35:57Z Private groups

Private group chats are making a resurgence and in my mind, will be here for a good time to come. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1206290 2017-12-06T14:16:57Z 2017-12-06T14:16:57Z It's not a career interest

As the career search has heated up this past semester for many of my friends (myself included), it is interesting to notice how everyone perceives and crafts a "career plan." 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1211518 2017-12-05T14:46:44Z 2017-12-05T14:46:44Z Saying No

I have likely written about this before but I wanted to reiterate, perhaps to myself, just how important and valuable it is to get really good at saying no to opportunities.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1210978 2017-12-04T14:14:09Z 2017-12-04T14:14:09Z Predictions

I think generally humans are quite bad at making predictions.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1210614 2017-12-03T15:02:10Z 2017-12-03T15:02:11Z Ideas are overrated

I think our culture over emphasizes the value of an idea. At the same time, we undervalue behind the scenes execution.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1210153 2017-12-02T15:07:26Z 2017-12-02T15:07:26Z The fool at the table

Am I the fool at the table?

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1209843 2017-12-01T16:46:52Z 2017-12-01T16:46:52Z Working with people

Here at school, there are lots of group projects. Freshman and Sophomore year, especially, we were not allowed to choose who were our partners, and often forced to work with people we had never really met before. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1209377 2017-11-30T15:08:03Z 2017-11-30T15:08:03Z Truth?

The media has become more and more of a foundational piece of our society's infrastructure. We live in the information age, where anyone who has access to information has the power. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1209280 2017-11-29T14:43:12Z 2017-11-29T14:43:12Z 10k

On June 11, 2017, I published this post: http://gonen.blog/ethereum

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1209054 2017-11-28T14:17:17Z 2017-11-28T14:17:17Z The Long View

My perspective on how I balance the short and long term is rapidly changing. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1208440 2017-11-27T14:20:25Z 2017-11-27T18:01:52Z Power to Save Lives

I saw this tweet the other day and thought it was rather clever. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1208217 2017-11-26T16:00:01Z 2017-11-26T16:00:02Z Monkey Mind

We all have a "monkey mind" that represents our inner ego. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1207604 2017-11-25T16:00:00Z 2017-11-25T16:00:02Z Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever get that feeling where none of what you doing is right? Perhaps you feel as if you are just missing something or you are going down completely the wrong path? 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1207486 2017-11-24T14:09:43Z 2017-11-24T14:09:43Z Personal Experimentation

We tend to think of experiments in the context of academics and science.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1207279 2017-11-23T16:41:33Z 2017-11-23T16:41:33Z Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1206849 2017-11-22T15:22:56Z 2017-11-22T15:22:56Z Exceptions

There are always exceptions. There are always outliers. There are always cases that we do not expect.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1206477 2017-11-21T14:20:10Z 2017-11-21T14:20:10Z How many words have I published?

The other day I was thinking about...how many words have I published this year? 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1204159 2017-11-20T13:38:39Z 2017-11-20T13:38:39Z Sticking Around

One thing I am particularly cognizant of lately is just how influential the content of my work affects my productivity and excitement.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1206038 2017-11-19T15:01:49Z 2017-11-19T15:01:49Z No push notifications

One thing that I did relatively recently that has helped me think clearer and be more present is turn off the majority off my push notifications. I now only receive alerts for text messages and emails.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1206035 2017-11-18T15:34:17Z 2017-11-18T15:34:18Z A quarter mile at a time

If you know me personally, you know that I am a big "fan" of the Fast and the Furious movies. Take that as you wish, I think they are hysterical. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1205889 2017-11-17T16:41:05Z 2017-11-17T16:41:05Z Flashbacks

I wish I read more history. I think there are so many fascinating/interesting stories that we can learn from. I also think that so many ideologies are being replicated in today's society that are actually just products of other people's ideas from years ago.

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