Chutzpah (/ˈhʊtspə/ or /ˈxʊtspə/) is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad. The Yiddish word derives from the Hebrew word ḥutspâ (חֻצְפָּה), meaning "insolence" or "audacity". The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularized through vernacular use in film, literature, and television. The word is sometimes interpreted—particularly in business parlance—as meaning the amount of courage, mettle or ardor that an individual has. However in more traditional usage, chutzpah is invariably negative in context.
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    … is a practical guide to learning beyond our mid-20s, when our brains are fully developed.” The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss — “The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life” Some of Chase’s lettering doodles on Instagram — Here’s one: "Do you work." Several months ago Tom Shadyack told me this story…

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    Andrew Goodman/ The SEM Postin Social Paid Search SEO Google Twitter- 56 readers -
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