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“Blink—The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part One

The conscious strategy is the on one we’re most familiar with. We think about what we’ve learned, and eventually we come up with an answer. This strategy is logical and definitive. But it takes us eighty cards to get there. … Continue reading

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“How Successful People Think” by John Maxwell: Part One

Honestly, I was skeptical about John Maxwell before I read this book. A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss. “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so … Continue reading

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“How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” by Jordan Ellenberg Part Two

I published Part One of my notes to “How Not to Be Wrong” yesterday. Noise is just as likely to push you in the opposite direction from the real effect as it is to tell the truth. So we’re left … Continue reading

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“Quiet” by Susan Cain: Part One

In-depth look at the differences between introverts and extroverts. After reading this, I am undoubtedly and introvert. Moreover, this book helped me define my personality and provided some insight into how I can find happiness for myself. Anytime I read … Continue reading

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“The Signal and the Noise: by Nate Silver

Another great book. Sometimes people are so easily influenced by the information in front of them and often take that information at face value without any further thought. I personally have to challenge myself to me skeptical of such information. … Continue reading

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Good Ideas in Different Places

Always looking for good ideas in different places. I read these steps on the wall in a hospital room. These steps remind the hospital staff how to handle difficult situations. S-B-A-R Situation: What is going on? Background: What is the … Continue reading

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“Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing” by Andrew Smart

Another brain book. Books like this help me re-assess how I spend my time. The brain needs downtime allowing it to explore on its own. The concept makes me question today’s ideal where people walk around looking busy because of … Continue reading

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