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Books and Articles we believe are important

How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught

...Good thinkers understand a simple truth: you can’t make good decisions without good thinking and good thinking requires time. If you want to think better, schedule time to think and hone your understanding of the problem. Good thinking is expensive but poor thinking costs a fortune...

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Be impatient

...That means that moving quickly is an advantage that compounds. Being twice as fast doesn’t just double your output; it doubles the growth rate of your output. Over time, that makes an enormous difference...

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Principles of Effective Research

...by attacking only the most important and most difficult problems an experienced researcher (a) takes themselves out of circulation, (b) stops making ongoing contributions, (c) loses the habit of success, and (d) risks losing morale, which is so important to research success. I think the solution is to balance one’s work on the more and less important problems: you need to schedule time to do the more important stuff, but should also make sure that you spend some time on less high-risk activities...

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What Your Coworkers Need Right Now Is Compassion

...When you’re under extreme stress, it’s not always easy to be patient and understanding with your coworkers. But judging them doesn’t help either. So how do you find and show empathy for your colleagues when your cognitive resources are depleted?...

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The urgent changes

...The very nature of ‘urgent’ means that it can’t and won’t persist...Important, on the other hand, might hang around for a long time...

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Idea Generation

...Stay away from people who are world-weary and belittle your ambitions. Unfortunately, this is most of the world. But they hold on to the past, and you want to live in the future...

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Stop Preparing For The Last Disaster

...When something goes wrong, we often strive to be better prepared if the same thing happens again. But the same disasters tend not to happen twice in a row. A more effective approach is simply to prepare to be surprised by life, instead of expecting the past to repeat itself...

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The weather problem

...Our best work involves sorting the important from the rest, along with bringing a point of view and experience to complicated problems. Problems that are interesting because there isn’t a proven, correct answer...

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Ten Principles for How to Run a Company

...Articulate the patterns of how to operate well that will most strengthen and preserve the company over the long term – principles and practices – and consider this operating framework a shared backdrop that underlies the specifics of all the company’s briefs, and informs how owners work...

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