Check out the third weekly edition of my TOP 5 learning recommendations with links to the sources and my take-aways on Instagram. This time let’s talk about “futureproof” books, problem-solving and stress management. Enjoy 🙂
During the Singularity University Summit Benelux, several books were presented as “futureproof” – the books that will help us – individuals, businesses, government to understand future trends and get ready. I have read 9 out of 30, what is your number?
Scott Young, who gained fame for teaching himself the four-year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months, says that the type of fast focused learning he employed is possible for all of us — whether we want to master coding, become fluent in a foreign language, or excel at public speaking. After researching best practices and experimenting on his own, he has developed a set of principles to become “ultralearners» (more take-aways)
7 steps of McKinsey bulletproof problem solving – the one skill that changes everything: 1) Problem definition 2) Sensible desegregation 3) Rigorous prioritization 4) Work Plan 5) Tools selection 6) Analysis synthesis 7) Communication (more take-aways)
Stress is natural and there is no need to fight or deny it. It is just a reaction of your mind to the external or internal stimulus that you need to notice, understand and embrace. If you do so, stress can even lead to positive results: making you more efficient, motivating you or providing with new opportunities. Learn more about stress perception & stress management techniques in this blog post.
In our society full of information overload and misleading data pieces it is crucial to understand the difference between a fact and an opinion. A fact is something that is verifiably true. An opinion is something you think is or might be true – your hypotheses. Being able to distinguish between facts and opinions is a useful skill for aspiring executives and all interested to improve their decision-making.