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04/30/21
Book: Adam Grant: Think Again
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Mentoring, Mature professionals, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 6:10 pm

Thoughtful reading in a time of uncertainty is Adam Grant’s
“Think Again”. 

It comes to mind in relation to a previous post on Multi Career 
Paths.
  Every time we discover new information, we can
1. attach our opinions to our identities (adjust)
2. stand our ground in stubbornness of preaching and prosecuting
or 
3. treat it like a scientific issue and evaluate with all the tools of
data collection, hypothesis testing, statistical inference and trial
and error
.
Some of my take-aways from the book include:
- Define our values, not our opinions
  chief among them– curiosity, continuous learning, mental 
 flexibility, new skills, interests, hobbies and habits

- When doubtful, reframe as a situation for growth 
  +learn something you do not know as a step for new 
 expertise,
  +find a way to emerge discovering something new

- Have each person you meet, teach you something
  +respect pushback
   +accept conflict, reframe as debate, rather than disagreement.

Written to teach us something.

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