My learning diary

Super Thinking Chapter 01

Being Wrong Less Inverse thinking. Instead of thinking how you can save money, think about how you can reduce your expenses. Unforced error. A personal shortcoming which can be controlled. Anti-fragile. Treating setbacks as challenges and thriving on them. Keep it simple, stupid! Arguing from first principles. De-risking. Challenging assumptions and verifying or debunking them. Premature optimisation. Minimum viable product. Ockham’s razor. “The simplest explanation is usually the right one.” Conjunction fallacy.

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Reaping the Benefits

Section 3: “Reaping the Benefits” This section connects better listening and information management to better decision-making and benefits that can span entire organisations. Chapter 12: “Connecting Better Listening to Better Judgment” Learning from others and constantly reconstructing ideas leads to discoveries and insights. Chapter 13: “Changing Your Organisation through Listening” “Foster a more disciplined and productive organisation.” The example raised was the organisation of organisation-wide meetings. In these meetings, speakers need to be well-prepared and adhere to strict requirements.

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Sorting the Chaos

Section 2: “Sorting the Chaos” This section breaks down information from general business problems into suggested components. It also lists the questions to ask ourselves so that we remain focused and productive. Suggested information compartments: Mandate Plan Team Execution Personal Chapter 7: “What Is the Mandate?” “Why are we here?” (Vision, mission, agenda, etc.) So that we do not lose track and get mesmerised by less important things “Are there any misalignments?

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Power Listening by Bernard T Ferrari

I’ve been borrowing ebooks from NLB ever since I bought my Kobo. I find it difficult to listen in Zoom meetings, so I hope to learn something from this book named “Power Listening” by Bernard T. Ferrari. I also have difficulty remembering things, so I summarised my takeaways below. I recommend reading the book and penning down notes so that you can appreciate the art of listening based on real-world examples and remember what you need to do to be a good listener.

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