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Psychological Safety

Psychological safety is a "shared belief, held by members of a team, that a group is a safe place for taking risks. It is a sense of confidence that the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish someone for speaking up.”(Amy Edmondson, 1999)

This characterizes a working environment filled with trust and mutual respect in which people are comfortable being themselves.

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Smarter Faster Better

by Charles Duhigg

Learning new information as an adult

Children are very good at picking up patterns implicitly. But after age 12, we lose some of that capacity to absorb new information.

This does not mean that adults can't learn. We still have "neuroplasticity" - the ability for the brain to rewire itself in response to new challenges.

Thomas Jefferson

"Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

The Overthinker’s Guide to Taking Action

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The learning space for an academic subject is composed of papers, books, and courses, linked via citations.

  • Start with a course or textbook. It will provide an easy entry-point.
  • For more specific topics, use literature reviews and meta-analyses, as they combine different studies.
  • Follow citation trails, focusing on papers that surface repeatedly.

How to Quickly Extract the Best Insights from a Huge Topic | Scott H Young

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Bias All-Around
  • Many experiments show that people can be biased and even irrational in making decisions. 
  • While we believe that logic, facts, data go in any decision, in reality, they can be emotional and biased in invisible ways.

Why You Shouldn't Be Fooled by Your Own Expertise

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