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Columbus Tech EI 

September 23rd 2021

'Titans', 'Gods', and 'Geniuses':

Seeing People as ~More~ than People

“It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.” ~John Green

The Tech industry is full to bursting with smart and successful people who seem impossibly experienced, extremely confident, and talented beyond reproach. This way of seeing our industry leaders and coworkers is not only harmful for us, but often directly contributes to the toxic behavior of these 'golden' folks (see Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, as examples), perpetuates grind-culture, and feeds the imposter syndrome so many of us deal with on a daily basis.

So how do we change this? How do we start to shift our perspectives on our coworkers and promote a culture where even our top leaders are held accountable, encouraged to work on their flaws, and driven to grow as leaders and individuals? Is Izzy 100% out of her depth on this topic? (Yes, I absolutely am, but we're still gonna talk about it).

Join us Thursday September 23rd for a discussion on how we tend to see people as 'more than people', the effects it can have, and what we can do to start breaking free from dichotomous perception

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