Generalised problems kill startups. It’s crazy how often I hear founders say ‘I think the problem we’re really solving is X’.
Hang on a second… You ‘think’? The surprising thing is that if you forgot temporarily why you started your business, you’re not alone. Why it’s easy to forget the problem you’re solving As early-stage founders, it’s beaten into us that we need to deliver our elevator pitch as quickly as possible. This is generally a good idea — we have one mouth and two ears for good reason. We take all those problems and frustrations that motivated us to dedicate our lives to solving them and find a general theme. Generalised problems are toxic As you repeat a general problem over and again, most people will nod. But compressing a set of specific problems into a summary is like shrinking a photo into a thumbnail. On the way to product-market fit, more specific problems within your general theme appear, and it’s easy to get confused about about which problems need solving and which do not.
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The AskHistorians Master Book List : AskHistorians. Paul Greenberg - Outlook Web Access Light. Stimulating Lectures. George E. Vaillant's: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development. George E.
Vaillant's "We all need models for how to live from retirement to past 80--with joy," writes George Vaillant, M.D., director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. This groundbreaking book pulls together data from three separate longevity studies that, beginning in their teens, followed 824 individuals for more than 50 years. The subjects were male Harvard graduates; inner-city, disadvantaged males; and intellectually gifted women. "Here you have these wonderful files, and you seem little interested in how we cope with increasing age ... our adaptability, our zest for life," one of these subjects wrote to Vaillant, a researcher, psychiatrist, and Harvard Medical School professor, about how he was using this information.
We also learn what makes old age vital and interesting. Vaillant is empathetic and sometimes surprisingly poetic: "Owning an old brain, you see, is rather like owning an old car.... Other reviews An unavoidable task of the living is to change with time. Watch Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education.
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Great Debates. Factoids for Debate. Critical Thinking Class: Grading Policies. The Goal of the Portfolio is to Amass Evidence of Critical Thinking Ability "Evidence" is something that makes something else "evident".
The key question is "What specifically does your writing make evident? " When you write sentences that can be interpreted in many different ways, you make evident that you are thinking in a vague way. When you do not give concrete examples and illustrations to make your point clear, you make evident that you do not know how to clarify your thought. When you do not make clear-with appropriate transitional words and critical vocabulary-the logical relations between the sentences you write, you make evident that you are not thinking in terms of the logic of your thought, that you do not fully understand the structure of your own reasoning.
Critical Thinking. Course Description: Critical Thinking is an introductory course in the principles of good reasoning.
It covers pretty much the same subject as what is usually taught in practical logic, informal reasoning or the study of argumentation. This means that the main focus of the course lies in arguments, their nature, their use and their import. In this regard, a course in Critical Thinking comes very close to the study of classical Logic as it pertains to our natural language.
However, there are two major differences. The above features make Critical Thinking at once less formal and more dynamic than Logic. The present course is designed to serve as a methodical preparation for more effective reasoning and improved cognitive skills. The course includes the following areas of study: Introductory: Concepts, Propositions. Course Texts: The course is based on these textbooks and their incorporated or accompanying materials. Critical Thinking can be controversial, but fun? - Michael Aparicio. The Path to Critical Thinking. Few of us are effective critical thinkers—who has time?
The good news, says Stever Robbins, is that this skill can be learned. by Stever Robbins Can you write a refresher on critical thinking? We business leaders so like to believe that we can think well, but we don't. Only one in seven even reaches the top 10 percent of quality thinkers.1 The rest of us haven't even read a book on critical thinking, much less practiced. What's logic got to do with it? Purely emotional decision making is bad news. The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats.
Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved.
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