A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

Tim Ferriss, one of my favorite authors and speakers, shares how to master any skill by deconstructing it.

Tim FerrissFor those how haven´t read “4-Hour-Workweek”: Give it a shot! This book definitely overdoes some things, but there are absolutely great (!) advices, stories and best practises to be more efficient and effective with some simple rules and tools.

His recent book is “4-Hour-Chef” which is not only about cooking. It´s about deconstructing complexe procedures and learning them way faster than with traditional methods and ways of learning.

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The New Science of Giving

The New Science of Giving

A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—but only to projects that prove they are worth it. Can they redefine the world of philanthropy?

The Wall Street Journal just posted an eyeopening article about The New Science of Giving. This is definitely a must-read because it´s like an earlier article (The way we think about charity is dead wrong) groundbreaking in charity, giving, donating …

Once people will see that it´s not only about holding out one´s hand when it comes to social projects but about being sustainable, being professional, they actually CAN “change the world” – or at least be more effective.

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The McDonalds Theory

The McDonalds Theory

Jon Bell wrote an interesting quick-read about a way to start creative processes.

I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.

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He describes a situation everybody of us knows: Once McDonalds is announced the discussion starts and people start to get creative.

 

 

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It is All About Relationships That Work

It´s All About Relationships That Work

A new article on Entrepreneur.com is about another part of the Startup Survival 101: Relationships.

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Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team for that matter, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication and long hours at the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to how well they develop their work relationships with peers and business leaders.

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