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Real education starts after the formal one

The real education begins after college. Everything you’ve learned in class is largely worthless in the real world.

Successful people read books and research papers, listen to podcasts, go to conferences and talk to other people who are doing big things. That’s how they’re able to “connect the dots” between seemingly unrelated subjects and use that insight to land more opportunities.

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The best work happens in short intensive deep work spurts (1–3 hours, no distractions). 

Your best thinking  will actually happen while you’re away from your work, “recovering.” B...

The first 3 hours of the day

...are your most precious for maximized productivity. 

Your brain is most attuned first thing in the morning, and so are your energy levels. Consequently, the best time to do your best work is during this time.

The “90–90–1” rule

Spend the first 90 minutes of your workday on your #1 priority, nothing else. 

Zero distractions. Just get that work done.

The peak-end rule
The peak-end rule

Is a cognitive bias that impacts how people remember past events. 

We don’t remember experiences accurately. Rather, we tend to recall the highlights and how things end. This appl...

Taking advantage of the Peak-end rule
  • End on a high note: to make better memories, always consider how you will end an experience.
  • More peaks, more memories: getting out there, even if it hurts, can create lasting memories if it leads to an intense payoff. 
  • Small bursts will do: we don’t need an experience to be long to make a positive memory.
Leadership

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Leadership Versus Management

There is no sense of providing a clear vision [leadership] if your team can’t agree and complete the tasks to achieve your goals [management] and vice versa.

It is fundamental for great leaders and managers to understand the difference between the functions and not try to perform both but to attract and trust their complement.

Management

Management is about overseeing a group to achieve an objective. A manager must define the goals of a project, break it up into tasks, assign responsibilities, measure individual & group progress and control the scope of the project to complete the work properly.

Managers were true that those are not necessarily good leaders. On the other hand, good leaders who maintain moral and motivation but aren’t good managers (scope, task, quality) also don’t produce great results. That’s why good leaders and managers should be paired.