Without question the ampersand is my absolute favorite ligature. The ampersand can be traced back to the 1st century A.D. and is a written contraction of “et,” the Latin word for “and.” Its shape has evolved continuously since its introduction, and while some ampersands are still manifestly e-t ligatures, others merely hint at this origin, sometimes in very oblique ways.
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There are 1,000 other high schools, and each one has a vice principal who isn’t you.
No, you’re not irreplaceable.
No one is, not really.
But if we work at it, we might become indispensable.
The linchpin, someone who would be missed if they were gone.
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I absolutely agree with Seth Godin when he says:
Hire for attitude and train for expertise.
The actual differentiator in just about every job is attitude. From plumbers to carpenters to radiologists to pharmacists, someone with extraordinary soft skills (honesty, commitment, compassion, resilience, enrollment in the journey, empathy, willingness to be coached… the real skills that we actually care about) is going to outperform.
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