The Coffee Bean
by Jon Gordon
The main message is the carrot vs. egg vs. coffee bean
A carrot in hot water is weakened by its environment and an egg is hardened by its environment.
A coffee bean transforms the environment. The power is on...
By David Epstein
Having a breadth of experience can help lead to a more successful life
It's commonly believed that specializing in one field from an early age, focusing on deliberate practice to hone skills, is the optimal path to ...
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
Part 1: What Grit Is and Why It Matters
Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance. Talent is not main predictor of success, grit is.
Various studies have shown that talent and i...
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us**
By Daniel H. Pink
The modern economy needs an upgrade in motivating people and allowing people to creatively flourish - intrinsic motivation
Societies have operating systems, and our system holds ...
Booknotes for The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger
There are 5 main roadblocks to change:
REDUCE: Reactance, Endowment, Distance, Uncertainty, Corroborating Evidence
Telling people not to do something has the opposite...
My notes for One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way (Robert Maurer)
The concept of Kaizen involves making small, incremental changes to achieve a goal
Ask yourself, "What is a small step I can take toward reaching the goal?"