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Keynote for February 18, 2021

Keynote for February 18, 2021

Common IDEAS have the power to broaden perspectives, change thinking and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious to explore:


The British philosopher Owen Barfield gently provokes new perspectives:

“There may be times when it is most needed, not so much a new discovery or a new idea as another ‘bias’; I mean a comparatively minor readjustment of our perspective on the things and ideas that are already attracting attention. ”

Source: Save the Appearances: A Study of Idolatry


Anders Ericsson, Michael Prietula and Edward Cokely on making an expert:

“The path to truly superior performance is neither for the faint of heart nor for the impatient. Developing real expertise requires struggle, sacrifice, and honest, often painful, self-assessment. There are no shortcuts. It will take at least a decade to acquire expertise, and you must invest that time wisely, practicing “consciously” – a practice that focuses on tasks beyond your current level of skill and comfort. You need a well-informed coach who not only guides you through targeted practice, but also helps you coach yourself. First of all, if you want to excel as a manager and executive, you need to forget the folklore about genius that leads many people to believe that they cannot take a scientific approach to developing expertise.

Leaving your traditional comfort zone takes significant motivation and sacrifice, but it is a necessary discipline. “

Source: Harvard Business Review, The Making of an Expert

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