Marie Kondo gives a “Talks at Google”

Marie Kondo’s “Talks at Google” was…painful to watch. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the comments below the video (rare for me!), in that it was clear that the narrator was not familiar with the book. It was frustrating how much was clearly lost in translation, which could have been avoided if the talk had been scripted or practiced before hand. Or even if Marie had given it herself, in her beautiful, heavily accented English. Maybe it’s just because of the time I spent studying in South Korea, but ever since then I have had a greater appreciation of just how hard it is for non-English speakers to learn and *use* English and have almost fallen in love with the Korean and Japanese English accents.

Nevertheless, watching Marie’s talk and seeing before and after examples within her slides was helpful as I begin envisioning my tidy home.

Also of note: my book came in today! Thank you, Sunday deliveries!


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