No. 466 — April 3, 2022
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Using a true multidisciplinary understanding of things, Peter Kaufman identifies two overlooked, parabolic “Big Ideas”: Mirrored Reciprocation (go positive and go first) and Compound Interest (being constant).
A great “life hack” is to simply combine these two into one basic approach to living your life: “Go positive and go first, and be constant in doing it.”
“You should, in science, believe logic and arguments, carefully drawn, and not authorities.”— Richard feynman
Many ideas get dismissed because they come from someone we don’t like.
You would never choose to only use half your talent but when you dismiss useful ideas because you don’t like someone, that’s effectively what you’re doing.
You can agree with the idea without needing to agree with the person.
Explore Your Curiosity
“Disagreement with seniority in a constructive way usually shows that the team has their shit together. It means that they know more than you do and that’s good. They inevitably should know more than I do.”
“When someone is giving you feedback, they’re doing you a favor. Even if they’re breaking all the rules in this essay, even if you’re upset to hear about your mistakes, and even if you think they are wrong and you shouldn’t change your behavior, they’re giving you the gift of information you didn’t have before.”
P.S. How to say all the things you really want to say at work in a professional way.