This week we're diving into abundant thinking, learning how to turn ideas into currency and picking up critical useful tools for thinking.
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The Remarkable Advantage of Abundant Thinking “Too many people feel like they have nothing to offer when they have a ton: attention, presence, kindness, knowledge, access to resources.” A lot can change when you shift to a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance. Here are some actionable tips that will empower you to gain more perspectives and possibilities to rewrite and upgrade the script.
Long Waves: The History of Innovation Cycles A visual representation and shallow dive into the history of innovation cycles. One thing's for sure: creative destruction plays a key role in entrepreneurship and economic development. Excited to be in the 6th wave of digitization.
Stop idolizing imperfect humans. Idolizing forces you into blindly worshipping imperfect humans. Learning, on the other hand, allows you to observe, synthesize, and pave your own imperfect path.
You will never be ready — and that's OK. You learn by doing, not by waiting.
Feed your brain high-quality content. What you eat is who you are, and what you read is who you become
How To Turn Your Ideas Into Currency Can you make money online as a thought leader? Ellen explores how creators have turned their ideas into currency. This writeup features some of my favorite high-signal creators, Justin Mikolay and Sahil Bloom and myself!
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7 high value ideas & habits A thread with 7 high value ideas & habits that took Shreyas more than a decade of my career (and dozens of costly mistakes) to learn
Useful Critical Thinking Tools Thinking tools help you make better decisions. Here's a collection of 12 stellar tools. Remember, absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own
I loved Rapoport’s Rules, which teach you how to how to compose a successful critical commentary:
1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.” 2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement). 3. You should mention anything that you have learned from your target. 4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
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Quote Of The Week
“A better way to learn, process, retain and remember information is to learn half the time, and share half the time.” — Thomas Oppong (Share On Twitter)