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Beating the Ego, Ignorance and Insecurity Monster w/ Andrew Greaves
In this simultaneously heavy and lighthearted discussion, Bryan Orr and Andrew Greaves discuss ego, Dunning Kreuger, insecurity and apprenticeship in the trades. AK HVAC on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/akgreaves
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