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March 31, 2020

From: Jai Preston

How early on did you notice this part of your character that is so obsessed with uncharted territory?

Looking back it’s pretty clear I was always that way. But my self image was just that I “did things”. I didn’t really pay attention to the fact that they were things that hadn’t been done before. In fact, I don’t think I really internalized that until I had to go to effort explaining to other people why they should care about the organizational things I was trying to build … which happened in my mid-20s.

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