August 2014

28
Aug

10,000 Hours Of Practice

This refers to the concept popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his bestselling book “Outliers”. Based on an original study by Anders Ericsson who found that it was spending significant hours in the course of “deliberate practice” that determined success, rather than innate or natural talent, Gladwell extolls the 10,000 hours rule.

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21
Aug

On Getting Stuck

Napoleon Hill wrote an extremely influential book called “Think and Grow Rich”. He argued that it is our thoughts that dictate our destiny and that by managing our thoughts we can manage our destiny. Nancy Kline stated, “the quality of everything human beings do, everything- depends on the quality of the thinking we do first”

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14
Aug

Start at the end

If we were going to build a house, a bridge or a boat; if we were going to bake a cake, knit a jumper or plant a flowerbed we would follow a fairly obvious and well-understood methodology.

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07
Aug

Danger There Is A Recovery Ahead Part 2

The second big danger associated with emerging from this deep dark recession is that we don’t learn the lessons it has been teaching us. An article in Criticaleye said “The rules for creating a successful business haven’t changed since the crash of 2008, it’s just become a lot harder to get away with running a company badly.”

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