“A talent stack is the overall value or sum of an individual's skills and talents.” (Ben Ford) Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) hinted at this in an older blog post. Being the best at the world at one single thing is almost impossible. Becoming good (e.g. top 25%) at two things can be more valuable and also far easier. This can be extended further to additional skills. Even … [Read more...] about What’s your talent stack?
Just last week an Emirates plane crash landed at Dubai International Airport . The aircraft burst in to flames soon afterwards, amazingly all 300 passengers and crew survived. Plane crashes are fortunately rare. This however was an even more unique event. Someone took a video from inside the plane as it was being evacuated. What I find incredible was how people reacted. I’d … [Read more...] about Are you on Auto-Pilot?
Amazon has a patent on One-Click technology. There are often differing views on whether this should be allowed. One view is “that’s so obvious how can you possibly patent that.” The other is that One-Click is such a magic step forward that it does deserve a patent. Amazon is charging ahead with this principle. It’s old news but you should check out Amazon Dash. They are not … [Read more...] about The Magic of One-Click
There’s no point in the theory if you never put it into practice. Learning new things is interesting but making use of the new knowledge and turning it into a regular habit is far more important. Now, I’m not a really a gym person but I recently joined a gym. It happens to be on the 3rd floor, yet the majority of people take the lift up to the gym. Let’s think about this for … [Read more...] about Stop taking the lift up to the gym! Incorporate training into your daily schedule.
Striking the balance between freedom and ensuring consistency is difficult. As a leader you need to be one step ahead of your team in order shape the decision making process. Take for example these two pictures of toothbrushes. They belong to my sons, but who has the green one? We always have trouble getting our boys out of the house in the morning. If they forget to clean … [Read more...] about Freedom, Consistency and Toothbrushes