The 80/20 Rule

Otherwise known as the Pareto Principle, I had heard enough about this idea over the years and finally decided I needed to read the book. Obviously the idea wasn't invented by Richard Kock, Vilfred Pareto was an Italian economist in the 1890s, but this is the first book on the subject. The 80/20 rule itself... Continue Reading →

What Are You Great At?

This is a long podcast but there is a line at the 1:10 point I had to share. You don't have to be great at everything, you just have to be great at figuring out what you are great at.

"...the secret to change and growth is not willpower, but positive community." - Neil Strauss

Talent is Overrated

If you are interested in developing exceptional skill and have not heard of Anders Ericsson, you need to look him up. His research into deliberate practice and how it makes peak performers is absolutely essential if you want to understand how people learn. Now that Anders Ericsson has his own book, I had assumed Peak... Continue Reading →

The Killing School

For some this might be a hard title to get past, but it is a really great book. Anyone with an interest in or experience with the military will probably like the great stories inside this book. I mainly picked it up for the L&D perspective of how Webb redesigned the Navy SEAL sniper school.... Continue Reading →

"When my legs hurt, I say, "Shut up legs! Do what I tell you do to.'" - Jens Voight

Quiet

As a fairly die hard introvert, I was really excited to read Susan Cain's book. I had heard about it years ago and finally decided to jump in since I felt like in the new fast paced and very loud world of L.A. I was needing to step up my game. Though the book took... Continue Reading →

"The education system gears everyone up to adhere to set industry standards. While this is a foolproof way to get a job, very few people can break out of the cycle to be adventurous, inventive, and selfless." - Richa Chadha

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