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How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky via Farnam Street [Shared]

March 31st, 2022 Comments off

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky – Farnam Street

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky via  Farnam Street [Shared]

Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions.

I started working at an intelligence agency on August 28, 2001. Two weeks later, the world would never be the same. 1

My computer science degree lost its value after a few promotions. I came from a world of 1s and 0s, not people, families, and interpersonal dynamics.

Just out of school, I found that my decisions affected not only my employees but their families. Not only my country but other countries. However, there was one small problem. I had no idea how to make smart decisions. I had no idea how to reduce errors. I only knew I had an obligation to make the best decisions I could. But where do you start?

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Managing people 🤯via Andreas Klinger [Shared]

March 28th, 2022 Comments off

Managing people 🤯 | Andreas Klinger

Managing people 🤯via Andreas Klinger [Shared]

Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

I believe almost all first-time founders burn out their first employees as they learn how to manage groups of people. If this advice helps avoid a few cases, it’s worth writing it down.

I wrote this article for managers of small teams/startups. I’d assume that most might not apply to management in larger enterprises. Btw here are my recommendations on joining hypergrowth companies in general.

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Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice via Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog [Shared]

February 15th, 2022 Comments off

Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice – Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog

Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice  via Commonplace - The Commoncog Blog

I want to spend an essay talking about tacit knowledge, and why I think it is the most interesting topic in the domain of skill acquisition. If you are a longtime Commonplace reader, you’ll likely have come across this idea before, because I’ve written about it numerous times in the past. But I think it’s still good idea to dedicate a whole piece to the topic.

Tacit knowledge is knowledge that cannot be captured through words alone.

Think about riding a bicycle. Riding a bicycle is impossible to teach through descriptions. Sure, you can try to explain what it is you’re doing when you’re cycling, but this isn’t going to be of much help when you’re teaching a kid and they fall into the drain while you’re telling them to “BALANCE! JUST IMAGINE YOU ARE ON A TIGHTROPE AND BALANCE!”.

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The False Theory of Idea Scarcity – Phil McKinney – Innovation Mentor and Coach [Shared]

February 8th, 2022 Comments off
I have been listening to Phil McKinney for years via his Killer Innovations podcast and he never fails to illuminate creativity topics. — Douglas

The False Theory of Idea Scarcity – Phil McKinney – Innovation Mentor and Coach

The False Theory of Idea Scarcity - Phil McKinney - Innovation Mentor and Coach [Shared]

“The world has a limited amount of resources.”

While there are many resources that are finite, some believe there is a finite number of ideas. But, in reality, this theory of idea scarcity is a myth. When an idea creates the spark that leads to something new being created, it takes the place of something old and the creative cycle starts again with a new idea. The only way to run out of ideas is to stop creating.

Ideas are the most valuable thing in existence. Some say ideas are worth more than money, land, or even oil and coal because they can create something new from nothing! Ideas give life and meaning where there was none before the idea came along.

The creative process can be long and difficult, but it’s always rewarding. But there are roadblocks that can impede the creative cycle.

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Thinking About “The Great Resignation”? — Find your next career with “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”

October 16th, 2021 Comments off

Are you looking to become a part of “The Great Resignation” and find a new career?

Wouldn’t you love to have a magical compass to lead you through your life? One that would always show you the right answers on tests, lead you to the right college and then to the right course of study at that college. It would lead to your first job, your first (and maybe last) love and always show the path ahead. This isn’t some idle fantasy. We each have a compass to show us the way. This compass, of course, is our desire, that feeling, that pull, that tension — in some cases, an overwhelming flood of feeling that says “Yes, this is the way — this is the one — this is where you need to go!”

Career Compass will teach you how to use your personal compass to lead you to a more fulfilling career.

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On interviews…via TikTok from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Video]

June 12th, 2021 Comments off
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On interviews…from Career Opportunities ##career ##work ##job ##interviewing ##jobsearch ##stress ##tip ##education

♬ original sound – Douglas E. Welch


On interviews...via TikTok from the Career Opportunities Podcast

 


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On Pricing Yourself from Career Opportunities via TIkTok [Video]

June 5th, 2021 Comments off

Good call looking for salary comparisons. Do not underprice yourself, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel. — Douglas

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##stitch with @mirandathehybrid Good call looking for salary comparisons. Do not underprice yourself, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel. 😀😀😀

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On Pricing Yourself from Career Opportunities via TIkTok [Video[

 


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On COVID And Careers from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]

May 20th, 2021 Comments off
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On COVID And Careers from Career Opportunities ##covid ##career ##careeropportinities ##work ##job ##advice ##podcast ##shame ##abuse

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On COVID And Careers from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]


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On discount request up front from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

May 12th, 2021 Comments off
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On discount request up front – Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch ##careers ##advice ##work ##job ##freelance ##business ##self-preservation ##redflag

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On discount request up front from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

 


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On Managing Your Career from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]

May 8th, 2021 Comments off
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Career Opportunities: Do what is best for YOU in your career, not others ##career ##advice ##careermanagement ##work ##jobs ##life

♬ original sound – Douglas E. Welch

On Managing Your Career from Career Opportunities via TikTok [Video]


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† Available from the LA Public Library

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