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Shini Somara

Dr. Shini Somara is a mechanical engineer and science communicator. She hosts Crash Course Physics and Crash Course Engineering, and appears on Al Jazeera America’s Techknow, BBC America and more.

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September 14, 2021

As dangerous as obstacles and setbacks may appear, they can also present opportunities. Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of the real estate platform, Compass, knows this well. The trick, he says, isn’t to avoid obstacles at all cost, but rather, to identify them quickly as resources you can harness. “You can’t do great things in the world if you don’t have that entrepreneurial, ‘I can do it’ energy,” Reffkin says. “And how do you get that energy? You dream a big dream.”