5 things (7#th release)

  1. TFS podcast episodes #125 and #128 with Derek Sivers are full of gems. A must read is his blog entries about directives which is compilations of most important things that he learned from books in very compact format. Just the essence.
  2. Finished first 10 interviews from How I Built This podcast. I found them very enjoyable – I like the format and also the length (only about 30 minutes). But best of all is content. So many successes, but each of them is a little different in some way.
  3. 15 and more years a go I wasted many hours playing games. And one of favorites of mine was StarCraft. Recently I found this clip on Youtube with music from original StarCraft. And sometimes I like to listen to it in background. Especially the Terran theme.
  4. A TED video with Derk Sivers about importance of failure in learning. Most important point that I get out if this presentation is fixed vs growth mindset. How 3 words can make a huge difference. When you say to someone that you are talented at something then you frame a fixed mindset for the person. And when you say to someone that you are proud that he/she put a lot of effort into something that pushes the person to have a growth mindset. And this is huge with kids – fixed mindset how limits, but growth mindset don’t.
  5. After a long pause I have started yet another course from Coursera. It’s called Learning how to learn. The title of the course says clearly what’s the course about. I only have finished first week, but it so far it looks interesting. Most of the ideas was already known, but shown from different perspective. Like a diffuse learning mode concept, which explains why some solutions comes to you when are not actively thinking about the problem, like going for a walk or taking a shower.
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