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"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"But" or "And"?

If you are sick and tired of re-reading Yes, but - the sabotage of self, here is a shorter version from The Big Moo.

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How often do you say "yes, but"? At Sarah Lee, the top people walk around wearing white buttons with a big black slash through them. Those buttons prohibit anyone from saying the word "but".

What if you had to say "Yes, thanks!" or "Sure, how?" every time someone had a suggestion?

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