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Books and Articles we believe are important

What Sharks Can Teach Us About Survivorship Bias

...Not recognizing survivorship bias can lead to faulty decision making. We don’t see the big picture and end up optimizing for a small slice of reality. We can’t completely overcome survivorship bias. The best we can do is acknowledge it, and when the stakes are high or the result important, stop and look for the stories of those who were unsuccessful...

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Plus Minus Next Journaling

...When I have too many tasks in the “next” column, I use the Eisenhower matrix to make sure my focus is on important tasks. This allows me to discard anything that’s not important and not urgent...

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Being Smart is Not Enough

...Know that it’s the Geniuses who innovate, but it’s the Butterflies who spread that innovation around. Both components are required for successfully implementing new, brilliant ideas...

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Making a difference (making a point)

...Change comes about when the story the other person tells themselves begins to change. If all you do is make a point, you’ve handed them a story about yourself. When you make a change, you’ve helped them embrace a new story about themselves...

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High Leverage Time Management

...Use routines (and speed) to reduce cognitive load...Run High Leverage Meetings...Delegate & Say No...Constantly Recalibrate Your Focus...Adjust Time Management Techniques As You Scale...Prioritize Your Own Health & Learning...Communication Habits Are The Key...

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The two train illusion

...Whether or not we commit to movement, the world never stays precisely as it was. Insisting that it does is simply a waste of time and a source of frustration...

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Redefining Success So It Doesn’t Crush Your Soul

...This new definition of success might mean not taking the promotion that offers a better title and salary; not buying an expensive car because your neighbors have one; not going on the fancy (but probably stressful) vacation because it’s what you’re supposed to do. Success is about stepping back and asking yourself What do I really want? And then doing what you can to align your actions—the unfolding process of your life—with how you answer. It is in this way that you own success, and not just figuratively, but literally, too. It is how you make success yours...

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Make the sign bigger!

...Insisting on a bigger interruption is lazy. It’s lazy because if you really cared about solving the problem, you’d change the situation, not yell about it. If you get the design right, you can whisper instead...

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