What I’m Reading – Week of Sept 22, 2018

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read and watched this week:

  • On Learning From Mistakes

https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/fool-me-three-times-and-i-give-up/

” What you should learn when you make a mistake because you did not anticipate something is that the world is difficult to anticipate. That’s the correct lesson to learn from surprises: that the world is surprising.”

  • On Great Ideas

https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/ideas/

Finding great ideas requires conviction, but survival requires humility and adaptation. These things can conflict. Being right is the enemy of staying right because it leads you to forget the way the world works.”

  • On the Value of Expertise

https://www.trendfollowing.com/whitepaper/are_you_an_expert.pdf

Overall, the evidence suggests there is little benefit to expertise…

  • On Creating Good Stories

https://stevenpressfield.com/2018/08/stories-are-about-change/ 

We are vehemently faithful to our own view of the world, our story. We want to know what new story we’re stepping into before we exit the old one. We don’t want an exit if we don’t know exactly where it is going to take us, even—or perhaps especially—in an emergency. “

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