5 03, 2018

Learning how to learn


We think 'learning how to learn' is perhaps the most important meta skill you can acquire. Why - because effective learning enables you to effectively respond to change - and your ability to respond to change is the number one (and perhaps only) thing that will determine your longer term success.

Learning how to learn2018-04-16T08:28:02+09:30
6 04, 2013

The benefit of errors


I have been reading a series of books about what at first appeared to be unrelated topics. Neuroscience, talent (or the lack thereof), checklists, decision-making, and high performance teams. While not a common theme on the face of each book – an underlying principle in all of them is the importance of mistakes and errors.

The benefit of errors2018-07-06T08:59:19+09:30
16 03, 2013

‘Moonwalking with Einstein’, by Joshua Foer


Do you have a good memory? Have you ever sat at your desk trying to remember your login password? Stood in the corner of a room trying to avoid eye contact with someone whose name you cannot remember. Is it getting better, or worse? Moonwalking with Einstein If you are like me, [...]

‘Moonwalking with Einstein’, by Joshua Foer2019-07-16T11:52:17+09:30
1 09, 2012

Jerry Maguire [the movie] (1996)


By definition, and depending upon who you're talking to, `Success' can be measured in a number of different ways. It's winning the competition, celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary or, to many, just making the most money. The first two are absolutes; you win and you make it to number 50. No grey areas. If you're [...]

Jerry Maguire [the movie] (1996)2017-11-20T09:03:14+09:30
8 07, 2012

The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty, by Dan Ariely


How we lie to everyone – especially ourselves. Dan Ariely ‘Behavioural economics’ is basically the study of how humans really act, as opposed to how we think we act, or think we should act. Most of Western philosophy and social science (including law) is based on the notion that we are ‘rational’ [...]

The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty, by Dan Ariely2017-11-20T09:35:57+09:30