It was a whirlwind first week of the semester. For two days I think I did literally nothing but talk to people. I used to think that was not a good use of my time. But I’ve come to realize that in many aspects my job is less about doing good work than about helping other people do good work. And when you get the feeling, as I did last week, that that might be happening, it’s very rewarding.

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