I couldn’t agree more. A diverse team with personality will be much better at solving complex problems, as long as they work well together.
Once upon a time I read an article about storytelling and thought it was very interesting. I tell stories to my kids all day, maybe I should communicate with everyone that way. It’s worth a shot.
Here is the article if you want to check it for yourself.
Reccomended by my Brother in Law. Going to check this out tonight.
Speed reading is the art of silencing subvocalization. Most readers have an average reading speed of 200 wpm, which is about as fast as they can read a passage out loud. This is no coincidence. It is their inner voice that paces through the text that keeps them from achieving higher reading speeds. They can only read as fast as they can speak because that’s the way they were taught to read, through reading systems like Hooked on Phonics.
However, it is entirely possible to read at a much greater speed, with much better reading comprehension, through silencing this inner voice. The solution is simple – absorb reading material faster than that inner voice can keep up.
In the real world, this is achieved through methods like reading passages using a finger to point your way. You read through a page of text by following your finger line by line at a speed faster than you can normally read. This works because the eye is very good at tracking movement. Even if at this point full reading comprehension is lost, it’s exactly this method of training that will allow you to read faster.
An interesting take on planning and productivity. Why bother to make plans, just enjoy the chaos and adapt as needed.
Gran Torino was a great movie. The Art of Manliness has a great write up on the things you can accomplish with the Walt Kowalski Toolbox.
“The Walt Kowalski Toolbox consists of just three things: WD-40, vise grips, and a roll of duct tape. According to old Walt, “Any man worth his salt can do half the household chores with just those three things.”
I have been a big fan of Inbox Zero for years now. I just came across this post on how to take it even further. Using the boomerang tool, it looks like I can finally get rid of those pesky “to-do” type emails. Even if it only for a few hours or weeks. Going to give this a shot now.
Update #1 – The Boomerang support team is great. I had a small error on install, and they were able to email me a fix same day.
Wow, I am going to give this a shot.
How Seinfelds Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem.
The idea of spending a few minutes per day towards your long term goals seems so much more natural than my tendency to rush it all at the last minute. It seems so simple, but I can see how the mental trick can be used to motivate yourself. This falls in line with the article on willpower that I read a few weeks back. And we all know practice and failure is the only real way to learn. What better way to practice than to do something every single day.
Are you a perfectionist? Do think that people just have an innate ability to do certain things? This video really open my eyes to see that failure is the only true way to success. Instead of practicing to do something perfect, practice by doing experimentation instead. Only through failure are we able to learn.
Thanks for sharing this link Stan.