Many would characterize themselves as passionate. Not many would say they’re angry. Here’s how the two differ and short list that makes me angry.
…should be removed from your vocabulary unless it’s followed by the word “yet.” Here are two replacements: “I haven’t learned that yet.” “I’m not sure where to start. Can you point me in the right direction?” “I don’t know how” presents a closed door. The other variations present an open one instead. “I’m not there yet, […]
If “social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable,” then what kinds of skills are rare and valuable? Here’s a short list that came to mind.
In the past, I’ve written about how I think about my career. In short, I look at three elements—Learn, Improve, and Impact. Provided those three boxes are checked, I’m moving in the right direction. I’ve been thinking about this more and more over the past several weeks after talking with a colleague. The prevailing view […]
Isaac Morehouse on Medium: Not long ago a degree may have been the best signal most people could get. There weren’t many ways to demonstrate your value to the market, so a degree was one of the better bets. Things have changed dramatically. Technology has opened up the world. The tools available to you now […]
The gap between novice and expert can seem insurmountable. Here are some strategies for making progress.
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person. ― Immanuel Kant We’re born as self-learners. As children, we rely heavily on our ability to learn from our surroundings and the actions of others. As adults, however, it’s easier to pass the buck onto others and […]
Francis Galton was a man who truly believed in natural talents and an upper ceiling for success and achievement. Take the following quotes, which were borrowed from Talent is Overrated by Geoffrey Colvin. His maximum performance becomes a rigidly determinate quality. He is no longer tormented into hopeless efforts by the fallacious promptings of overweening […]