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Mise-en-place for knowledge workers

What an excellent analogy! I especially appreciate the Finishing Mindset – “In cooking, a dish that is 99% finished has zero value.” More: “Knowledge work is unique among skilled professions in that we lack a culture of systematic improvement. Other […]

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The most precious resource is agency

“Do children today have useful childhoods? … Gaining agency is gaining the capacity to do something differently from, or in addition to, the events that simply happen to you. Most famous people go off-script early, usually in more than one […]

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Better thinking & incentives

“The good news is, doing and thinking reinforce and augment each other. It’s a subtle but powerful feedback loop. You learn something. Armed with that new information, you do something. Informed by the results of your doing, you learn something […]

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Rules of ignition

“Beneath every big talent lies an ignition story – the famously potent moment when a young person falls helplessly in love with their future passion.” | learn more

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Fierce nerds

“There has never been a better time to be a nerd. In the past century we’ve seen a continuous transfer of power from dealmakers to technicians — from the charismatic to the competent — and I don’t see anything on […]