Reading the Lives of Plutarch, the namesake of this newsletter, was a common practice among aspiring leaders throughout history. Catherine the Great, A…
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From primary school up to college, girls outperform boys academically. Then, upon entering the real world, they fall behind boys in the race to the top…
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If you have read my review on Robert Caro’s Working, you know that Caro’s four-volume The Years of Lyndon Johnson is on my reading list. My friend Mori…
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“I have these terrible voices in my mind,” Junayd, a friend of mine, told me over dinner almost a year ago when he was going through a challenging time…
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Dear friends, If you google either Elizabeth Holmes or the billion-dollar startup Theranos that no longer exists, chances are that the first image that…
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Dear friends, As I lay in illness today, I thought of Theodore Roosevelt and his personal transformation. But I would like to start my letter to you wi…
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Dear friends, When learning from history, a crucial question to ask is if we can become great leaders by studying and emulating the characters and qual…
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Dear friends, I recently read Plutarch’s biography on Lycurgus (800BC - 730BC), a lengendary lawgiver of Sparta. Plutarch’s Lives is an on-going thread…
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Dear friends, Welcome to another issue of Plutarch, the leadership newsletter for aspiring leaders. There has been a name change to my newsletter becau…
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Dear friends, Welcome to another issue of Profiles in Leadership, the leadership newsletter for aspiring leaders. This week’s issue is devoted to Rober…
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Dear friends, Happy Good Friday 🐰 Welcome to Profiles in Leadership, the leadership newsletter for aspiring leaders. This week we’ll discuss writing a…
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Dear friends, For most of my life, whenever I set off to do something, I aimed to be (not do) the best. During my brief stint with physics, I was consu…
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