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On the Aesthetic of Authenticity

Once upon a time, there was a business. It was run by a woman who only started freelancing because she was completely unemployable. She spent a full year alternating between panic attacks and depression, despite the fact that she was apparently living the digital...

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You Don’t Have a Niche. You Have a Cop Out.

If you ever want to find out how fast you can make the smallbiz community clutch their pearls, try announcing that your business doesn't have a niche. Because everybody knows you have to have a niche, right? It's one of the first things they teach you in all the...

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Why I Quit the Cult of Hustle

It plays out this way in my head every time. The year is 2037. I'm on Jeopardy, which is, incredibly still going, and even more incredibly, still hosted by an apparently immortal Alex Trebek. The category is "Histeria", which Alex helpfully points out is a charming...

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