5 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand At Work

The idea of being a “quiet leader” has always appealed to me. I was never a fan of colleagues who seemed to brag or self-promote at work. However, early on in my career, my manager told me that if no one else in the company actually knows about my work accomplishments, those accomplishments won’t really count for much.

Hearing this was a bit of a rude awakening for me. Up until that point, I’d always presumed that my work would speak for itself. I assumed that if I worked hard, the quality and impact would be obvious.

However, as someone who spent the majority of my career working in brand marketing, I quickly discovered the power and necessity of positive PR on the growth and positive trajectory of products and brands. So it didn’t take long for me to realize that my own internal PR within an organization would have

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Personal Identity (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

There is no single problem of personal identity, but rather a wide
range of questions that are at best loosely connected. Discussions in
this area do not always make clear which one is at stake. Here are the
most familiar:

Who am I? Outside of philosophy, ‘personal
identity’ usually refers to properties to which we feel a
special sense of attachment or ownership. Someone’s personal
identity in this sense consists of those properties she takes to
“define her as a person” or “make her the person she
is”, and which distinguish her from others. (The precise meaning
of these phrases is hard to pin down.) To have an “identity
crisis” is to become unsure of what one’s most
characteristic properties are—of what sort of person, in some
deep and fundamental sense, one is. This “personal
identity” contrasts with ethnic or national identity, which
consists roughly of the ethnic group or

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Claiming Personal Exemptions on Federal Income Taxes

It might not feel like it at tax time, but the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t actually tax you on every single dollar you earn. The Internal Revenue Code offers numerous deductions you can use to shave away some of your income and the IRS only taxes you on the balance.

Personal exemptions used to be one form of deduction you could use to reduce your taxable income. This in turn lowered the amount of income tax you’d have to pay because you’d be paying taxes on less money. Unfortunately, that’s not the case going forward, at least for a while. 

The Personal Exemption Is Gone in 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the personal exemption from the tax code when it went into effect in 2018. This will be the case from through the 2025 tax year when the TCJA technically expires. But it’s expiration isn’t

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How to Make Wealth

May 2004

(This essay was originally published in Hackers
& Painters

If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best
bet would be to start or join a startup. That’s been a
reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years. The word “startup”
dates from the 1960s, but what happens in one is
very similar to the venture-backed trading voyages of the
Middle Ages.

Startups usually involve technology, so much so that the phrase
“high-tech startup” is almost redundant. A startup is a small
company that takes on a hard technical problem.

Lots of people get rich knowing nothing more than that.
You don’t have to know physics to be a good pitcher. But
I think it could give you an edge to understand the underlying principles.
Why do startups have to be small?
Will a startup inevitably stop being a startup

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Dutch lacked empathy for southern virus plight, says finance minister | World

A man rides a bicycle by the Albert Cuypmarkt, after Amsterdam-Amstelland security region announced measures aimed at stopping/curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Amsterdam March 23, 2020. — AFP pic
A man rides a bicycle by the Albert Cuypmarkt, after Amsterdam-Amstelland security region announced measures aimed at stopping/curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Amsterdam March 23, 2020. — AFP pic

THE HAGUE, April 1 — Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra acknowledged yesterday that the Netherlands and some other EU countries had not expressed much empathy for southern Europe’s battle against Covid-19, but still declined to back common bonds.

Hoekstra spoke with private broadcaster RTLZ in reference to a meeting of eurozone finance ministers last Thursday where northern countries rejected a request by others for a common bond issuance to help countries like Italy and Spain weather the crisis.

“We were not empathetic enough, to the point that it has raised resistance,” Hoekstra told RTLZ.

“We did not succeed in conveying what it is we want to do,” he added.

Hard-hit countries including Italy and Spain called for eurozone

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Blended Finance – OECD

Blended Finance – OECD




Blended finance is the strategic use of development finance for the mobilisation of additional finance towards sustainable development in developing countries.

Understanding the indispensable role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in financing the SDGs, the international community acknowledged the need for significant additional development finance – and accorded a prominent place to private sector participation. The vision underpinning the 2030 Agenda is broad and ambitious, calling for an equally broad and ambitious financing strategy. 


The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in February 2016 agreed to develop ‘an inclusive, targeted, results-oriented work programme’ on blended finance :

  • Evidence based: Collate evidence and lessons learned on blended finance with a focus on targeting private finance and the use

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John Locke > Some issues in Locke’s Philosophy of Mind (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Some issues in Locke’s Philosophy of Mind

In this supplement, we consider some of the most interesting and
controversial claims that Locke makes in the Philosophy of Mind. The
two most important of these are Locke’s remarks in Book IV,
Chapter 3 section 6 of An Essay Concerning Human
that for all we know God could just as easily make
matter fitly disposed to think as He could add thought to an
immaterial substance; the second is the revolutionary theory of
personal identity that Locke added in Chapter 27 of Book II of the
second edition of the Essay. These claims and suggestions,
along with a number of others, turn out to be connected in interesting
ways and raise important questions about the degree to which Locke is
willing to endorse substance dualism and the extent of his commitment
to Boylean mechanism.

Thinking Matter, Immateriality of the Soul

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