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The Best Book for Learning How To Think

Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Laziness is built deep in our nature. A general “law of least effort” applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. Best Line #2: You must learn to mistrust your impressions. Learn to recognize situations in which mistakes are likely and try harder […]

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The Best Book For Fixing Your Worldview

Factfulness By Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Get a toolbox, not a hammer. Best Line #2: Objects in your memory are worse than they appear. A Life Well-Lived Let’s start at the end. I was unfamiliar with the work of Hans Rosling prior to this book. […]

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The Best Book For Second-Year Managers

First, Break All The Rules By Marcus Buckingham, et al Rating: 10/10 Best Line: The role of the company is to identify the desired end. The role of the individual is to find the best means possible to achieve that end. Therefore strong companies become experts in the destination and give the individual the thrill […]

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The Biggest Challenge Yet

True to The Lean Startup principles, I’m conducting a retrospective to report what I’ve learned in the first six-week cycle of this humble effort to develop something useful. Here’s Lesson #4: Rock climbing is like anything; you start small. You have to gain some fundamental skills and learn your initial limitations. There are shortcuts but […]

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The Thrill of Readers by Your Side

True to The Lean Startup principles, I’m conducting a retrospective to report what I’ve learned in the first six-week cycle of this humble effort to develop something useful. Here’s Lesson #3: If you’re reading this, you have made my day. You and the others who read the things I’ve written here. For years, I’ve wanted […]

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Lesson #1 from the First Six Weeks: Less But Better

True to The Lean Startup principles featured in Week #4, I’m conducting a retrospective to report what I’ve learned in the first six-week cycle of this humble effort to develop something useful. Here’s Lesson #1: It’s funny that I’m the person who champions Dieter Rams’ “Less But Better” ethic by writing 2,000 words about it. […]

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The Best Book On Strategy I’ve Ever Read

Rating: 10/10 Favorite Line #1: A great deal of strategy work is trying to figure out what is going on. Not just deciding what to do, but the more fundamental problem of comprehending the situation. Favorite Line #2: To detect a bad strategy, look for one or more of its four major hallmarks: Fluff. Fluff […]

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