The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season.
As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?
Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key lessons that the . . .
Recently an opportunity came across my desk.
I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.
Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.
Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good time. Thanks . . .
When you are born, you are not:
- Socially skilled
- Financially savvy
- A great manager
- An active listener
- A captivating storyteller
- A remarkable cook
- Good at math
- Well-versed in wilderness survival
- An effective interviewee
- Good at working out everyday
- Proficient at frying eggs
- A . . .
In his book When Breath Becomes Air, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi writes about the medical practice of holding a periodic morbidity & mortality conference.
We reviewed overnight events, new admissions, new scans, then went to see our patients before M&M, or morbidity and mortality conference, a regular meeting in . . .
I was listening to Ezra Klein interview lobbyist Tony Podesta.
Ezra asked Tony to share advice with people who wanted to lobby their congressperson or advocate for their cause. Tony's advice:
"Don't forget to make sure they know what you want. You've got to make an ask."
This sounds so obvious, yet so often we forget to . . .
Last night I was having a drink with my cousin and we started talking about sunk costs.
You may be familiar with the concept:
A sunk cost is a cost that was previously incurred and cannot be refunded, and thus should not be taken into consideration when making decisions.
The sunk cost fallacy . . .