Saturday, June 25, 2022

book: Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

 Amazon.com: Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making: 9780063046061: Fadell, Tony: Books

Tony Fadell led the teams that created the iPod, iPhone and Nest Learning Thermostat and learned enough in 30+ years in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success to fill an encyclopedia.







The book is divided into six parts—Build Yourself, Build Your Career, Build Your Product, Build Your Business, Build Your Team and Be CEO—with numerous chapters within each. While the six sections don’t sound dissimilar to other career books, the chapters are anything but typical.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

book: Be Your Future Self Now

Amazon.com: Be Your Future Self Now: The Science of Intentional Transformation eBook : Hardy, Benjamin P. : Kindle Store

Benjamin P. Hardy: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle


Be Your Future Self Now by Dr. Benjamin Hardy: 9781401967574 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books


Be Your Future Self Now    Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Contents

PART 1: 7 Threats to Your Future Self

Threat #1: Without hope in your future, your present loses meaning
Threat #2: A reactive narrative about your past stunts your future
Threat #3: Being unaware of your environment creates a random evolution
Threat #4: Being disconnected to your Future Self leads to myopic decisions
Threat #5: Urgent battles and small goals keep you stuck, even with extreme effort
Threat #6: Not being in the arena is failing by default
Threat #7: Success is often the catalyst for failure

PART 2: 7 Truths About Your Future Self

Truth #1: Your future drives your present
Truth #2: Your Future Self is different than you expect
Truth #3: Your Future Self is the Pied Piper
Truth #4: Your Future Self is based on what you’re actively measuring
Truth #5: Failing as your Future Self is better than succeeding as your current self
Truth #6: Success is achieved by being true to your Future Self, nothing else
Truth #7: Your view of God impacts your Future Self

PART 3: 7 Steps to Be Your Future Self

Step #1: Define your contextual purpose
Step #2: Eliminate all lesser goals
Step #3: Elevate from needing to wanting to knowing
Step #4: Ask for exactly what you want
Step #5: Automate and systemize your Future Self
Step #6: Schedule your Future Self
Step #7: Aggressively complete imperfect work




A Massive Threat to Having a Pessimistic Future Outlook | Psychology Today
  • Being connected to your longer-term future self leads to proactive and positive behaviors.
  • With a fear-based or pessimistic future outlook, you're unlikely to make long-term investments in that future.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Aesop Fables


The North Wind & the Sun - Aesop Fables


The first rule of management is gold

Aesop, the Greek storyteller talked about it 4,000 years ago:

The wind and the sun are squabbling. They are arguing over who is more powerful. They agree to settle it with a competition.

How do they compete?

They decide to test their strength by trying to take a traveler’s coat off.

The wind tries first. He sends gust after gust of a cold, forceful, and blustering gale at the traveler. His strategy is to try to tear the coat off.

The traveler only pulls his coat tighter.

The sun scoffs at the wind’s foolishness. It’s his turn.

What does the sun do?

He sends ray after ray of warm, kind, and loving sunshine at the traveler.

What does the traveler do?

He takes his own coat off.

The moral?

Kindness, gentleness, and sophisticated persuasion win where force, compulsion, and coercion fail.

People want to be persuaded, not pushed or pulled; led, not commanded.
Be the sun, not the wind.

Kindness, gentleness, and sophisticated persuasion win where force, compulsion, and coercion fail.

People want to be persuaded, not pushed or pulled; led, not commanded.

Be the sun, not the wind.

Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.

book list, by Tom Bilyeu (Impact Theory)

Tom Bilyeu Reading List to Unlock Your Potential | Impact Theory

Tom’s 6 Ways to Develop New Skills:

  • Always be reading
  • Open yourself up to change
  • What you believe is a choice
  • Be an eternal student
  • Become antifragile
  • Develop Grit

The ULTIMATE ADVICE For Every Young Person! (HOW TO SUCCEED IN LIFE) | Tom Bilyeu

a subset:

MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY
by Carol Dweck

MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING
by Viktor Frankl

GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE
by Angela Duckworth

PRINCIPLES
by Ray Dalio

START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION
by Simon Sinek

THINK AND GROW RICH
by Napoleon Hill

MASTERY
by Robert Greene

ZERO TO ONE: NOTES ON STARTUPS, OR HOW TO BUILD THE FUTURE
by Peter Thiel

PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR DECISIONS
by Dan Ariely

ANTIFRAGILE: THINGS THAT GAIN FROM DISORDER
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb



Sunday, June 5, 2022

book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

In the world driven by social media, sales and marketing, this is a "must read" to be aware of "pro" tools and techniques used "against" the people.  

Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion: Cialdini PhD, Robert B: 9780062937650: Books: Amazon.com

Amazon.com: Robert B. Cialdini: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle


Robert Cialdini  is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz

Influence: Science and Practice - Wikipedia


"The key premise of the book is that in a complex world where people are overloaded with more information than they can deal with, people fall back on a decision making approach based on generalizations. These generalizations develop because they allow people to usually act in a correct manner with a limited amount of thought and time. However, they can be exploited and effectively turned into weapons by those who know them to influence others to act certain ways."


It is based on "proper science", similar to this classic math (!) textbook.

How to Lie with Statistics - Wikipedia



Saturday, May 28, 2022

book: I Moved Your Cheese

I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze (Bk Business): Malhotra, Deepak: 0884651078089: Books

"If you were a mouse trapped in a maze and someone kept moving the cheese, what would you do?

Over a decade ago the bestselling business fable Who Moved My Cheese? offered its answer to this question: accept that change is inevitable and beyond your control, don't waste your time wondering why things are the way they are, keep your head down and start looking for the cheese.

But success in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and business growth--as well as personal growth--depends on the ability to push the boundaries, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules: our own. With that in mind, Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhotra offers a radically different answer to this question.

Malhotra tells an inspiring story about three unique and adventurous mice--Max, Big and Zed--who refuse to accept their reality as given. As we watch their lives unfold and intersect, we discover that instead of just blindly chasing after the cheese, each of us has the ability to escape the maze or even reconfigure it to our liking."