Saturday, June 3, 2023

book: 10x Is Easier Than 2x 10x Is Easier Than 2x: How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less eBook : Sullivan, Dan, Hardy, Benjamin: Kindle Store

The book is based on an "80/20 rule" (assumption/theory/principle/"law")
that 80% results are result of 20% of efforts.

So to achieve a business or personal growth, 
the first step is to identify what 20% efforts contribute to 80% results
and "let go" everything else, focus on doing "less but better".

That requires assuming "new identity" of focus on excellence
and delegating or discontinuing all other activity. 

When this math is correct, the result is is "exponential growth".

The book presents many examples of various "entrepreneurs" following this path and "succeeding." 
Some examples are questionable.

While written by a psychologist, there is not much insight on struggles and failures of this process, though. Also the data about success rate, and negative "side effects" of such efforts would be interesting. While well written book, it could be much shorter, there not much new info.

Reminds of the Jim Rohn Quote
"Set a goal to become a millionaire for what it makes of you to achieve it.
Do it for the skills you have to learn and the person you have to become"

The 3 Fundamentals of "10x" Growth | 10x is Easier than 2x Series - Part 1 | Dr. Benjamin Hardy - YouTube

E298 Dr. Benjamin Hardy - Why 10x is Easier than 2x and How You Can Achieve More By Doing Less - YouTube

10X Is Easier Than 2X Feat. Dan Sullivan - YouTube

2 BIGGEST Ideas From The 10X RULE | Dr. Benjamin Hardy - YouTube

Astro Teller | Biography

Astro Teller - Wikipedia

Dr. Teller holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford University, Master of Science in symbolic and heuristic computation, also from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University

Moonshot Thinking from Astro Teller - YouTube

Astro Teller, Captain of X, The Moonshot Factory with George Lee - YouTube

Google X Head on Moonshots: 10X Is Easier Than 10 Percent | WIRED

It’s often easier to make something 10 times better
than it is to make it 10 percent better

Because when you’re working to make things 10 percent better, you inevitably focus on the existing tools and assumptions, and on building on top of an existing solution that many people have already spent a lot of time thinking about. Such incremental progress is driven by extra effort, extra money, and extra resources. It’s tempting to feel improving things this way means we’re being good soldiers, with the grit and perseverance to continue where others may have failed -- but most of the time we find ourselves stuck in the same old slog. But when you aim for a 10x gain, you lean instead on bravery and creativity -- the kind that, literally and metaphorically, can put a man on the moon.

Astro Teller, CEO of X - How to Think 10x Bigger (#309) - The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Saturday, May 27, 2023

book: The 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch Book Summary | Philosopher's Notes

Did you know 20% of beer drinkers drink 80% of the beer? And that 20% of streets account for 80% of the traffic? And that most peeps wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time? And that 20% of customers/products usually account for about 80% of profits? Yepperz. In this Note, we’ll explore the 80/20 principle and how we can apply its power to every aspect of our lives to "achieve more with less."

"The important takeaway from this chapter on the Pareto principle is not to run around with a calculator and actually do the math to figure out 80 percent and 20 percent calculations in different areas of your life.

It’s more important to have a mindset of identifying the few things and activities that will give you outsized returns. You want to:
  • Look for shortcuts.
  • Do the most important things exceptionally well, and the rest just ‘good enough’ or not at all.
  • Develop your skills to be exceptional in a few targeted areas; don’t try to master everything.
  • Realize that you can work less, stress less, and increase your happiness by figuring out the 20 percent of goals and activities that are most important to you.”

Saturday, May 20, 2023

book: 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs: Kruse, Kevin: 9780985056438: Books

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15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin…

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15 Secrets of Time Management: That Successful People Know (Heroic +1 #1,510) - YouTube

SECRET #1: Time is your most valuable resource. How would your life change if each and every day you truly felt your 1,440 minutes?

SECRET #2: Identify your Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it each day before doing anything else. So, what’s your one thing? What’s your MIT?

SECRET #3: Work from your calendar, not a to-do list. How much less stress would you feel if you could rip up your to-do list and work from your calendar?

SECRET #4: Procrastination can be overcome if you figure out how to beat your future self, who cannot be trusted to do the right thing. You know what needs to get done this week; how will you ensure you don’t put it off?

SECRET #5: Accept the fact that there will always be more to do and more that can be done. How much better will you feel when you finally accept the fact that you can’t do it all, because there will always be more that can be done?

SECRET #6: Always carry a notebook. How much less stress will you feel when you begin to dump everything important into your notebook?

SECRET #7: Email is a great way for other people to put their priorities into your life; control your inbox. Are you ready to commit to checking email no more than three times a day?

SECRET #8: Schedule and attend meetings as a last resort, when all other forms of communication won’t work. Look at the meetings on your calendar for the week ahead. How can you eliminate them or reduce their allotted time?

SECRET #9: Say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals. Which meetings, calls, and projects will you say no to in the upcoming weeks?

SECRET #10: Eighty percent of outcomes are generated by twenty percent of activities. What 20 percent of your time generates 80 percent of your value?

SECRET #11: Focus your time only on things that utilize your unique strengths and passions. What are you going to outsource starting next week?

SECRET #12: Batch your work with recurring themes for different days of the week. How much more productive would you be, how much less stress would you feel, if your days were organized to maximize your effectiveness?

SECRET #13: If a task can be completed in less than five minutes, then do it immediately. How much time will you gain when you aren’t returning over and over again to ‘touch’ the same items? Touch it once, touch it once, touch it once.

SECRET #14: Invest the first 60 minutes of each day in ritual that strengthen your mind, body and spirit. What time will you set for your alarm clock, for tomorrow morning, so you’ll have time for your morning ritual?

SECRET #15: Productivity is about energy and focus, not time. How will you increase your energy tomorrow?

Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Optimal Morning Routine - Andrew Huberman

 The Optimal Morning Routine - Andrew Huberman - YouTube

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning. 

To learn more about Andrew Huberman visit: Subscribe to Andrew's Youtube Channel    / andrewhubermanlab   Follow him on IG and Twitter @hubermanlab @ hubermanlab

Saturday, May 13, 2023

book: The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by Admiral W. McRaven The Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy) eBook : McRaven, Admiral William H.: Kindle Store

excellent podcast

383: Wisdom of the Bullfrog. Lessons From SEAL Admiral and SOCOM Commander, William McRaven – Jocko Podcast

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by Admiral William H. McRaven | Hachette Book Group

specific leadership traits required to be at the top of your game

The book is based on 18 chapters. Each chapter starts with a different saying, motto, or creed. The Bullfrog explains why it is important and offers a few real-world examples or personal anecdotes and then summarizes, at the end of each chapter, with a few simple sentences. It reminds me of some of the literature that I’ve read in the Marine Corps Basic Training and Officers Candidate School. It works.
  1. Death Before Dishonor.
  2. You Can’t Surge Trust.
  3. When in Command, Command.
  4. We All Have Our Frog Floats.
  5. The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.
  6. Run to the Sound of the Guns.
  7. Sua Sponte.
  8. Who Dares Wins.
  9. Hope Is Not a Strategy
  10. No Plan Survives First Contact with the Enemy.
  11. It Pays to Be a Winner.
  12. A Shepherd Should Smell Like His Sheep.
  13. Troop the Line.
  14. Expect What You Inspect.
  15. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate.
  16. When in Doubt, Overload.
  17. Can You Stand Before the Long Green Table?
  18. Always Have a Swim Buddy.