069: Identity Is An Arrow with Avdi Grimm

February 28th, 2018 · 1 hr 2 mins

About this Episode

Greater Than Code Episode 002: Neutralizing Impostor Syndrome with Avdi Grimm

01:52 – Avdi’s Superpower: The Power of Inspiration, RubyConf India, and International Conferences vs Domestic

04:28 – The Pursuit of a Fixed Life: Achieving or Avoiding Stasis

Blog Post: I was trying to end my life

08:40 – Living in the Future and Having Goals

16:36 – Hitting Career Stasis vs Identity Stasis

25:23 – Becoming a Visible Person in Tech

31:27 – Encouraging and Inspiring People to Find Their Potential and Value

44:23 – Being Authentic and Transparent to the World


Coraline: Identity matters.

Rein: How identity and society interact: Symbolic Interactionism. Also, having therapeutic relationships.

Jessica: Two energies, internally, of being ‘grounded’ and ‘inspired’ and those feeding into ‘connection’, together. Also, we have identity in the now and in the future.

The Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

Janelle: Being present and listening, connecting, and internalizing to form new thoughts you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

Avdi: Identity in the now and identity in the future forms an arrow.

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