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Welcome to Earth: Will Smith is all of us on our ever-connected planet

Welcome to Earth Will Smith and National Geographic

Learning can be a product of doing, but it can also be generated by listening. This is the takeaway that I have from watching Will Smith in Welcome to Earth. This series produced by National Geographic and available under the Disney Plus umbrella is not your typical nature documentary.

A good story can teach us a lot if the story is done well, and Welcome to Earth is great authentic storytelling.

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The Dip is a Short and Important Book About Quitting by Seth Godin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin

At the time of the drafting of this post, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin has 632 customer reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

That’s pretty impressive for telling people that quitting can be beneficial. But he’s so correct that much of the book is “so obvious we’ve overlooked it.”

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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins full of Misleading Psychology about Outsiders

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins Quirk Theory

While Alexandra Robbins may be a “Best Selling” author, and she can certainly string her words together, I don’t think she quite reached her goal of explaining Quirk Theory in “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth.”

Essentially, she spoke to multitudes of high school students, teachers, administrators, and parents in order to explain Quirk Theory and how the things that make members of the “cafeteria fringe” outsiders in high school will make them succeed thereafter.

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