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Kai Lovel

Kai Lovel

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Career Experiments

I've been thinking a lot about career lately. Particularly, how we come up with options for ourselves. This job, that vertical, this industry, that location. So many options; billions of possibilities. How do we narrow it down? Career Experiments is a term I heard on a great podcast recently. I

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My Favourite Blog Posts

Continuing my attempts at listing things down, this is a small collection of some of the blog posts that I keep coming back to from across the web. Paul Graham writes on How to Think for YourselfI'm a big advocate of curiosity, and this piece makes you consider what 'thinking'

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My Favourite Australian eCommerce Websites

I'm a big fan of great websites. I've spent a lot of time building websites, and when I come across other sites that do a great job of what they set out to do, it's inspiring. At least for me, a bad website might mean I go somewhere else -

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Content: Value or Authenticity?

We are living in a golden age of content, big and small. And the golden rule in this golden age of content creation seems to be "just add value." This emphasis on value is important. It's how we should think as creators. Using empathy and curiosity to understand what matters

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Don't get too fancy

If you think about something you are currently trying to achieve, there'd be a certain task or step that's really important work. I like thinking about this as the Valuable Valley. The space where good work happens. Where you find the signal amidst the noise. And there is plenty of

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You Know?

I was watching a great Masterclass course the other day by Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. She was talking about her public speaking journey, particularly how she's been able to become more eloquent and refined with her word choice. She was able to get rid of the

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Audio is the New Black

I love podcasts. I’ve produced them, I listen to them (although not as much as I’d like), I advise people on making their own podcasts. They are a genuinely special medium. Have You Seen George’s Podcast is a prime (and award-winning) exemplar of podcasts stretched to their

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TEDxYouth@Perth 2021

Yesterday, I had the privilege of hosting Perth’s first TEDxYouth event. It was a big day. 400 people filled the State Theatre Centre of WA to hear from 9 speakers, watch 3 films and take in 3 live performances. It was originally planned for a year ago. But, alas,

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#seeya

Social media. An interesting term with interesting meanings. Social is literally defined as: “needing companionship and thus best suited to living in communities.”And media, well: “the main means of mass communication”“Communication” and “Communities” sound quite similar, don’t they? That’s because they come from the same word,

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Starting something, joining something, working for something

I’m definitely at a cross roads. I can see I have options, and choices. There are opportunity costs to consider, and also sunk costs to ignore. Currently, I’m working casually 4 days a week at a med-tech startup, and I’ve just started a business degree at Curtin.