#763 What makes the remembering self happy

“What makes the experiencing self happy and what makes the remembering self happy are different things.” – Daniel Kahneman From “Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI | Artificial Intelligence Podcast” by Lex Fridman  

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#763 Keep it small. Keep it simple. Let it happen.

Emergence is one of the founding principles of agility, and is the closest one to pure magic. Emergent properties aren’t designed or built in, they simply happen as a dynamic result of the rest of the system. “Emergence” comes from middle 17th century Latin in the sense of an “unforeseen[…]

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#762 The stories they hear

If you want to change people’s behavior, you have to change the stories they hear and the ones they tell From “Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work” by Peter Bregman

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#761 A story to be told

Persistent, consistent, and frequent stories, delivered to an aligned audience, will earn attention, trust, and action. [..] Your tactics can make a difference, but your strategy—your commitment to a way of being and a story to be told and a promise to be made—can change everything. If you want to[…]

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#760 Choices about what’s important

To create a model, then, we make choices about what’s important enough to include, simplifying the world into a toy version that can be easily understood and from which we can infer important facts and actions. [..] A model’s blind spots reflect the judgments and priorities of its creators. [..][…]

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#759 Not planned

Successful careers are not planned. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they know their strengths, their method of work, and their values. Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person—hardworking and competent but otherwise mediocre—into an outstanding performer. From “Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics)” by[…]

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#758 Time to start insisting on a long, viable path

Time to get off the social media merry-go-round that goes faster and faster but never gets anywhere. Time to stop hustling and interrupting. Time to stop spamming and pretending you’re welcome. Time to stop making average stuff for average people while hoping you can charge more than a commodity price.[…]

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#757 Joy already available

“[L]earn to notice joy and give it our full attention. [L]earn where to look in order to see and appreciate joy that is already available to us, in moments that we hadn’t noticed before.” From “Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within” by Chade-Meng Tan

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#755 A consoling neurochemical bath

Dreaming provides a unique suite of benefits to all species fortunate enough to experience it, humans included. Among these gifts are a consoling neurochemical bath that mollifies painful memories and a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. From “Why We Sleep: Unlocking[…]

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