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The Entrepreneur’s New Clothes: The Importance of Securing Real Feedback Instead of Fluff

By Michael Roderick  -  On 02 Dec, 2013 -  0 comments

As children many of us read the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes in which a powerful emperor was tricked into believing that he was wearing exquisite garments when he was, in fact, naked. No one from the emperor’s team told him the truth for fear losing their jobs so he walked the streets of

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Go Where You’re Awesome: Find The Audience That Is Already Standing When You Come On Stage

By Michael Roderick  -  On 30 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

My freshman year of college was a time of discovery. I learned a lot that year about acting, directing, tech, etc. One of the most important lessons I learned that year actually didn’t happen at college. It happened two towns over at my old High School. I went back in the afternoons and was a

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Stop and Put Your Pencils Down: The Importance of Turning In Your Unfinished Work

By Michael Roderick  -  On 28 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

Back when I used to teach high school every Friday was a test day. There were forty-two minutes in a class period, which meant that by the time we sat down, did attendance, etc. there were roughly 35-40 minutes remaining to take the test. The room would go silent and, as the minutes ticked by,

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Find a Hole and Fill It: What Marxist Literary Criticism Taught Me About Community Building

By Michael Roderick  -  On 23 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

As an English major you take a lot of classes about just the text of famous literature and, often, the very first class you take that deals with this is Literary Criticism. It’s a class about the different ways people have looked at literature over the years and often involves reading articles that make you

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Competitive vs. Collaborative

By Michael Roderick  -  On 09 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

We’re often told that a little healthy competition is a good thing. The problem is that competition almost never stays little or healthy. In competition, we’re stuck playing the game “King of the Dock.” We push someone into the water so we can be on the dock and then we do everything we can to

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Throwing the Ball Back

By Michael Roderick  -  On 07 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

When I was a kid, one of the things I really loved was going outside and playing catch with my friends. Whenever one of us got a new ball we’d run out to the parking lot next to my house and toss the ball back and forth. Sometimes I’d catch it, sometimes I’d drop it,

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