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Mini-review: Bounce, by Matthew Syed

January 4, 2016

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I just finished reading Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success, by Matthew Syed. Syed is a journalist and a several-time Olympic competitor in table tennis. In this book, he makes a great case that practice is what builds skill, with “talent” or “aptitude” often being mostly fiction. I recommend the book–the content is valuable, […]

One Big Thing

October 13, 2011

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Part of the reason that I am/will be blogging about books I read is to force myself to process them more deeply than I often do. Today, I thought of another tool that might be helpful: the “One Big Thing”. “One Big Thing” is a phrase stolen from Immunity to Change. That book tells the […]

Digital Reading

October 11, 2011

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I’m a convert. I’m an evangelist. And…I’m a skeptic. I’m rapidly going digital in practice and preference, and yet I’m wistful about the things my Kindling leaves behind. Several years ago, I was working overseas for a number of months. It was then that I realized how much I missed my reading materials. Sure, I […]

Immunity to Change

October 4, 2011

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…fully titled Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey. Immunity to Change is like many of the “personal growth” books I’ve read: the big ideas of the book make it worth sorting through the fluff. Like a number of books of […]