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Five books that destroy the myth of 'natural talent'

The great thing about reading non-fiction is that you often encounter a book that completely changes your outlook on life. This has happened to me many times over the years but perhaps the most dramatic and life-changing example came about seven years ago when I read Matthew Syed’s fantastic debut,  737 more words


Bounce - Matthew Syed

DATE: MAR/2017

OUTLINE: Some people are naturally talented, right?  W R O N G


Discusses the reasons for success attributions. 10,000 hour/10 year rule and that practice plus circumstance are usually the key attributes to success. 103 more words

Hedgerow Edge


Well the body of the Dorset Hedgerow (Attic 24’s Moorland Cal) Blanket is anyway – and all those pesky ends are sewn in. 136 more words


The Benefits of Repeatability

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself talking at work about the benefits of repeatability and consistency.

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I have just been reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking.

Much of it was a revision of the work around patient safety and quality improvement that I have been reading for the past couple of years. 321 more words


Chapter Five: Black Box Thinking

This blog nearly died. Dead. Flat lined.

I read the book, that’s the easy part, I then sat down to write it, but this book in particular was harder than the others to review. 1,214 more words

Leikki kuuluu kaikille

Uuden blogin rustaaminen on mielekästä. Se ei ole työtä, vaikka työhön yleensä liittyykin. Kirjoittaminen on virkistävää ja palauttavaa; toisin sanoen, se on kuin leikkiä. Syyskuun pohdinta leikistä ja pelistä ei sattumalta ollut yksi mukavimmista laatia. 1,828 more words