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Be A Beginner

Be A Beginner

There’s two sides to your career: starting out fresh and new, looking to senior folks on your team, and slowly becoming one of those senior folks. The important thing to remember is that no matter where you are in your career, EVERYBODY is faking it to the best of their ability. We are problem solvers, and we’re solving problems that have never been solved before. This talk will focus on how to be successful by thinking like a beginner. Be curious, take deliberately small steps, and explain things without assumptions. You’ll be amazed how much easier everything will become.

Jeff Blankenburg

March 14, 2015

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