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Reality Check #2: The Launch

Today marks the official launch of The Perfect Generation. But it’s not just the launch of a book—it’s what I hope to be the launch of a long and successful career as an author. The process of writing this book was both similar to, and different from, the experience of preparing to launch it. Let me […]

That time I learned I shouldn’t do better at things I like

Many moons ago, I worked for a Fortune 50 company. One of the two most odious managers I’ve ever worked with decided on day one that he didn’t like me, and the feeling was quite mutual. Let’s call him Barney. One day, during a performance review, Barney’s brow furrowed disapprovingly. He said, “Now, Cody, I’ve […]

‘Darkest Hour’ is a movie about words, and that makes me sad

“He just mobilized the English language and sent it to war.” So says a rueful Viscount Halifax moments before the credits roll in Darkest Hour, an account of Winston Churchill’s installation as prime minister and the fraught initial weeks of his administration leading up to the events depicted in Dunkirk. Halifax meant that, at that moment, Churchill […]

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