Do you struggle with making decisions? Are you afraid of missing out on certain opportunities if you make a certain decision or another? Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman shares a valuable piece of advice on that topic! In this English video lesson, we will get to know more about this high-energy, highly entrepreneurial professional.
Useful Words and Expressions
- Aside from (phrase)
Aside from the times he was naughty, her son was a really good child
- Encompass (verb)
To include, to surround or to gather.
The Germanic languages is a group of languages that encompass English, Dutch and German, for example.
- Entrepreneurial (adjective)
A characteristic of taking financial risk in the hope of profit.
From an early age he has shown a great entrepreneurial spirit.
- Confront (verb)
The exclusive right over something, usually an invention, that prohibits others from copying it.To encounter and deal with (usually a problem or difficulty).
She has confronted many problems in the early stages of her career, but she’s a successful professional now.
- Globe (noun)
A round, 3D object.
The sculpture has the Greek god Apollo holding a globe, which represents the sun.
- Award (noun)
A prize given in recognition of an achievement.
The school received an award for excellence in teaching.
- Disobedience (noun)
Failure or refusal to obey rules or authorities.
Her disobedience to the rules caused her to be suspended from school.
- Mafia (noun)
a group regarded as having a hidden sinister influence.
Those pubs are controlled by the local mafia, so be careful around this area.
Some background context
Settlers of Catan is a board game in which players have to build and develop their civilizations by trading and acquiring resources.
"Philosophical Investigations" is a work by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The main idea he presents is that confusions about language are at the origin of philosophical problems.
ThePayPal Mafia is a group of former employees and founder of PayPal, a payment processing company. They have left the company and founded other technology companies, which have been even more successful than PayPal, such as SpaceX, Reddit, Yelp, and YouTube.
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