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Had a kickoff meeting

yesterday for a big project that I'm going to be working on. All types of interested parties were there: Marketing, Engineering, Editorial, Technical Production (my group), etc. When I was at a place where I was in the most technical group, I got to drop the "not trivial" bomb, and nobody could question it.

It's a great phrase to use in reference to a technical task--"performing that is not trivial"--because people who are less technically skilled can't disagree with it without sounding incredibly stupid, so most don't. It was often used at ALS-TDF in response to requests that ranged from annoyingly boring to non-trivial.

But an engineer dropped it in the meeting yesterday in response to a technical question from a non-technical person, and I smiled to myself.

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Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

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