This is the part that no one talks about: the doubt that plagues you late at night, the moments of unsurety that seem to come from nowhere, the seconds after someone has asked you a question when you pause for what feels like æons wondering, am I even qualified to answer?
We’ve all had an uncomfortable date (or can imagine it): long, awkward pause, feeling nervous, and not knowing what to say. This is because most of us have cut our teeth on data analysis and writing reports and polishing our ever-longer CVs rather than trimming the jargon from our rhetoric and learning to speak about […]
Last night, I go out to dinner with my friend Jerôme and his girlfriend. He proposes an Italian restaurant, in the most crowded part of the city. “It’s super trendy right now,” he tells me, when we see each other. I’m afraid it’ll be all pasta and pizza, standard fare at Italian restaurants outside […]