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#ThoughtsFromTerry Dispatch w.42.2018
A few things I am really enjoying, and have been for many years.
The Success Podcast has been a regular podcast of mine for a long time now; I really like their evidence-based approach to growth and results. It plays well into my desire for more than theory and conceptual thinking...I want facts, results, and data.
James Clear is an author, entrepreneur, and photographer. I think my friend Kaleb Nimz turned me on to James a few years back...and I have been hooked on his regular writings. I love James' approach to habit formation and improvement of 1% choices. I have learned so much from him and highly recommend his writings. I look forward to listening to his new book Atomic Habits.
Your decisions set your trajectory and your habits determine how far you walk. - James Clear
When The Success Podcast interviewed James Clear it was gold. Listen here:
So much great learning in this podcast. But if you don’t listen to it all, IMO the must-listen-to section is from 15:10 to 20:23. James talks about the Aggregation of Marginal Gains, the 1% rule, and the learnings from Dave Brailsford, the coach and GM of the professional cycling team Sky.
Such great content for parents! I plan on walking Reese and Reia through this podcast, specifically focusing on the plateau of latent potential. Simply put: don’t give up too early. :)
Here are my notes and discussion points of the podcast that I will use with my daughters.
Google AI system claims 99 percent accuracy detecting metastatic breast cancer; the new system, developed in partnership with researchers at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, uses cancer-detecting algorithms to evaluate biopsies autonomously. - Link
Jeff Bezos hopes Blue Origin will conduct its first space tourism mission next year; he originally targeted 2018. The company's New Shepard rocket can carry six passengers; paying tourists will undergo one or two days of training. SpaceX hopes to send someone to the moon by 2023. - Link
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65 after a battle with cancer. A childhood friend of Bill Gates, it was actually Allen who came up with the name "Micro-Soft." - Link
RECOMMENDED WEEKEND READING
Celebrity-ism and Leadership
A really good read from Steve Graves addressing the growing phenomenon of the celebrity pastor and leader.
What it looks like to be Spirit Led
My good friend Rob Hoskins wrote a great post about being Spirit Led. This is a topic I have been studying and trying to apply to my life for the last few years. Thanks, Rob, for writing this, but more importantly for modeling it for years at One Hope.
Blinding Flash Obvious
When Tom Peters talks, leaders should listen. It’s fairly simple — Peters is absolutely brilliant and has been adding value to leaders and organizations since the early '70s. I loved this excerpt from the article!
“Poor cross-functional coordination and communication is the principal element in the delay of everything,” Peters says. Internal barriers, not the competitors, are the big impediment to effective execution. Getting functions to stop feuding isn’t enough; they need to actively work together in a spirited, coordinated way.
I encourage you, then, to make experience, not knowledge, your aim. Knowledge often leads to arrogance, but this humble feeling never lies to you. —Anonymous