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Jugaad Thinking – Do More With Less

From the time Scottish professor William Cullen designed a small refrigerating machine in 1755, artificial refrigeration has transformed the way we store, transport, and preserve food. It has enabled settlement of areas that aren’t served by natural transport lanes, facilitated the dramatic shift from rural areas to cities, and changed the daily lifestyle of millions of families.

Oct 26, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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The Real Secret to Smarter Decisions (It’s Not What You Think)

In the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to work with two large organisations in Australia – a healthcare provider and a professional services firm – helping them with their strategic planning for the next five years. Both of them wanted to know how to make smart decisions for the future, even when the future is uncertain and ever-changing.

Oct 10, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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4 Communication Traps That Deserve More Attention

I am not a naturally gifted communicator, I can’t give you a simple checklist for success in relationships, and I don’t know how to finish this sentence. But one benefit of failing a lot in life is the accumulation of cautionary tales. 

Apr 29, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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World-Class Thinking: 4 Key Lessons from Naval Ravikant

The mind of a mathematician and the heart of a Buddhist monk, Naval Ravikant is one of Silicon Valley’s most interesting and respected CEOs. A rich source of insight on decision making, habits, and happiness, Naval’s 2-hour Farnam Street interview is easily the best podcast I’ve listened to in several years.

Feb 27, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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Richard Feynman’s Principles of Scientific Thinking

Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is regarded as a hero and an inspiration, not only by many of his contemporaries but also by many of the smartest scientists alive today. Few people have made an impression on generations of curious intellectuals like the brilliant American theoretical physicist.

Feb 27, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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The Most Important Mental Models: Getting Started

Human beings are learning machines. Life's primary learning, as well as most progress in science, continues to rely on a fundamental problem solving tool: Trial and Error, the basis of the Scientific Method.

Feb 6, 2018

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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One of the Best Videos on Persuasion


This is easily one of the best explainer videos ever made on the subject of persuasion (released June, 2017). I watched it 3 times back-to-back, start to end—and I can't remember the last time I did that for something that’s over 20 minutes.

Sep 11, 2017

Topics: Smarter Thinking

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The 3 Smartest Characters in Game of Thrones


If intelligence has many forms, Game of Thrones has many intelligent players. Game of Thrones is a fantasy-drama television series on HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, the first of which is A Game of Thrones.

Aug 23, 2017

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Smarter Thinking

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