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Matthew Syed, Black Box Thinking, The Checklist Manifesto

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

― Matthew Syed, Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes–But Some Do… 540 more words

Recommended Reading: Black Box Thinking

‘Black Box Thinking’ is an incredibly thought provoking book by bestselling author, columnist (and former Olympic table tennis player) Matthew Syed.

In an occasionally far from easy read, he looks at the secrets of high performers and how they deal with mistakes and weaknesses. 189 more words


Learning a new skill will hurt. So Much!

Yesterday I decided to learn how to dance Thriller by Michael Jackson; I used to love the singer more than anything growing up as a kid. 728 more words


Embracing Awkward Conversations and Uncomfortable Truths

A reliable indicator of the cultural health of an organisation is the extent to which staff feel able to openly admit to making mistakes and errors of judgement.  517 more words


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