None Of Us Know What We Want

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None Of Us Know What We Want
What interests people? What do I like? Common questions that one doesn't simply find an answer to. Let me introduce you to my mini thesis in addressing this problem. Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are constantly creating products and services that makes us feel hooked.


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Present-Oriented Approach

Our approach towards our life is always future-oriented. The trick is to change it to a present-oriented approach. Instead of asking "What do I like to do?", you need to ask yoursel...




The ideal solution is to find balance between thinking and doing:

  • Extreme thinkers can think about enhancing themselves to become the best at what they already do.
  • Extr...


Thinker Vs Doer

Thinker Vs Doer
  • Extreme thinkers don't have behavioral data (experience) to know specifics and to make a good choice; they keep trying different things, but for a short amount of time.
  • Extr...



Hire Originals at Startups

  • To develop a resilient culture. An environment with people who think differently will put you into much better position to continuous innovation.
  • To anticipate market movemen...

Originals and Where to Find Them

  • Unsung Heroes. For each major innovation or movement, there are catalysts that fade into the background of what they create.
  • Insubordinates. It's important to triage troublemakers, but in doing so, don't miss an original in your midst.
  • Those who have been fired. The ones who do not worry about pleasing others or fitting in.
  • Inward-facing innovators. People that even though work privately, create extreme impact.

Adam Grant

Adam Grant

“Values over rules are key for encouraging originality.”

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72% of employers

...feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success.

But only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

Traits employers seek in critical thinkers

  • They read between the lines: they cross-examine evidence and logical argument;
  • They dig deeper;
  • They're skeptical: they don't jump on the first good idea they find;
  • They come prepared: they know that real problems occur and are agile enough to find ways to solve them creatively.

Situational leadership

Is the idea that one needs to constantly adapt their leadership style to the ever changing environment in which they operate.

If a specific style works in one situation with one particular in...

4 types of leadership

  • Directing is for employees requiring a lot of specific guidance to complete the task. 
  • Coaching is for employees who need more than average guidance to complete the task, but with above-average amounts of two-way dialogue. 
  • Supporting is for employees with the skills to complete the task but who may lack the confidence to do it on their own. 
  • Delegating is for employees who score high on motivation, ability, and confidence.