by Peter Sims Read: 2018-01-19, Rating: 5/10. You can’t put into a spreadsheet how people are going to behave around a new product. Jeff Bezos will say David Galenson Two types of Innovators: Conceptual – Mozart, bold new ideas, breakthroughs early in life Experiential innovation – experimental, iterative, trial and error, persistence, accept failures and […]
The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Read: 2018-01-07, Rating: 7/10. using very small steps to improve a habit, a process, or product using very small moments to inspire new products and inventions A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step.” —Lao Tzu Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people […]
The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg Read: 2018-01-02, Rating: 6/10. I wanted to like this book, but some concepts are explained in brief and others are strung out without conclusions. The title is misleading. This book is more about the power of mathematical thinking than how not to be wrong. My Notes: WHEN […]
So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. Passion Is Rare. Most any work can become the foundation for a compelling career. Enthusiasm alone is not rare and valuable and is therefore not worth much in terms of career capital. A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough—it’s an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field.
Find Your Success Code by Zig Ziglar. You are born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win; then and only then can you expect to win. You can change who you are, and what you are, by changing what goes into your mind. You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.
Good starting point for entrepreneurs, broken down for an easy read, full of short stories, similar to The 4-Hour Workweek
For an idea to stick, for it to be useful and lasting, it’s got to make the audience:
Plenty of stories demonstrating growth mindset and fixed mindsets, with main points summarised at the end of the chapter. Many suggestions on how to recognize and show interest in efforts and choices.
Listen to your gut, no matter how somethings sounds on paper. You’re generally better off sticking with what you know
The Way of Zen Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life by Alan W. Watts Read: 2017-05-16, Rating: 7/10. Part One: Background and History 1. The Philosophy of the Tao Taoism Difference between western and eastern thought Intro to self You are who you are […]