Paralysis by octalysis

Thinking too much leads to an inability to act. This is called “paralysis by analysis”. Gamifying and building up motivation can have a similarly negative effect. Since I did not find any literature on this, I call it “Paralysis by octalysis”. Below is a typical example and several antidotes. Gamification Octalysis is a gamification framework …

Financial ecology without its predators

The recent short squeeze endangered the hedge fund industry. Many of us are quite happy with the result. After all, they chased Tesla too strong. And we do not really like that particular branch of the financial sector. I argue that the situation is dangerous and we should not be happy about it… More ecological …

Eight Solid Ways to Improve All Types of Your Business Writing

Many of my students learn speedreading and speedwriting to boost their careers. Any careers. A large part of my career dealt with research, product design, and engineering. So my examples also come from my world. This is one of the reasons I like it so much to present you with guest posts. Here Jessica Fender, …

Productivity pipelines

How do we organize our activities? There are many methods. I claim that if you like mindmaps, you will organize your activities in pipelines. This methodology is flexible and effective. It comes from the computer architecture universe. How do we approach productivity? While I briefly address common productivity subjects, my productivity course is very DIFFERENT. …

Drafting the story of your life

At 45  I finally started to write my autobiography. Is it reasonable? What questions I should ask myself? What can you learn from me? More reading here, here, here, here, and here. Dante When Dante Alighieri wrote his books, he was 35 years old. The first section, the Inferno begins with the words “Midway upon the …

Muda and elimination of wastefulness

Japanese culture is minimalistic and elegant. What can we learn from it, and how can we implement the best sides of this culture? How can we waste less and gain more from our learning activities? I will try to apply Toyota’s philosophy to accelerated learning. Muda (Japanese term) Muda is the Japanese word for waste …

Advanced training guide

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We stopped our previous training guide where you become productive and use what you learn. Only there is no evidence that the way you use your knowledge will be beneficial.  So we need to acquire skills associated with wisdom. This part of the training is still a work in progress.  It will be finalized by …

Return on investing in learning and exponential growth

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Learning is considered an exponential growth skill. However, not all learning is equal. Can we use the return on investment analysis for our learning experience? Sure! Do many people think this way? Not really. Let us go through the myths and realities of earning by learning. How to maximize the full keytostudy offering? The accelerated …

Categories vs attributes

In various stages of our supercharged skill set, we need to use categories and attributes. Each time this is something different. Let us start to make some sense out of this mess. It is also an exercise in systematic thinking, a sort of converging creativity, for me. I will share my thought process, and allow …

Under the Influence: How Social Media Steals Your Time, Focus, and Money

Social media is commonly known to take up the majority of our days, whether we really know it or not. When many of us have a couple of minutes to spare, we find ourselves scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. And oddly enough, most of us don’t know the impacts …