Source: Adam Grant on Linkedin
When considering a new job, instead of asking people whether there is a culture of creativity or innovation, ask them how they go about making suggestions.
Bad: “Why bother”
Good: Tell your boss”
Great: “ Tell someone a few levels up”
Ideal: Gather some colleagues and start testing the idea”.
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller
From “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” by Timothy Ferriss –
““It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”—J. Krishnamurti”
None of this is easy. No business is. But as Paul Hawken once wrote, “Every business has problems. The difference between a good business and a bad business is that a good business has interesting problems.”
Try, fail, analyse, adjust, try again.
Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we’re going to have to fight for it.
“I want you to work for yourself, to come up with independent opinions, to stress-test them, to be wary about being overconfident, and to reflect on the consequences of your decisions and constantly improve.” Roy Dalio