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Seven Questions Every Business Must Answer

Seven Questions Every Business Must Answer

From Peter Thiel's book Zero to One : The Engineering Question Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements? The Timing Question Is now the right time to start your particular business?...
How to become a better decision maker

How to become a better decision maker

Edward de Bono in his book Teach Yourself to Think  says that our traditional way of thinking does not adequately deal with perception - by far the most important part of thinking in everyday affairs. De Bono defines perception as "the way we carve up ...
Pareto Principle: The Key To Efficiency

Pareto Principle: The Key To Efficiency

Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Work Week applied the Pareto Principle to efficiency. The Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. The creator of this principle, Italian economist Vilfredo...
Pomodoro Technique to Reduce Procrastination

Pomodoro Technique to Reduce Procrastination

When you don't want to work on something, a sense of neural discomfort arises. The neural discomfort activates the insular cortex which is associated with physical pain (source: Learning How To Learn ). This physical pain activation in the brain is...
Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects

Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects

These are my notes from the free Coursera course, Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects . Notes: Two thinking modes: Focused mode - type of thinking for solving familiar problems. (e.g., solving a multiplication...
How to Learn Anything Faster

How to Learn Anything Faster

1. Josh Kaufman in his book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything Fast!   The summary of Kaufman's concepts in the book can be found in this Youtube video . My notes: 1. Decide what you want. What is the end goal? Define a target p...