Thomas Edison had the following quote displayed on a sign at his famous laboratory at Menlo Park: “There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking.” For all of the literary world’s focus on productivity and success, there aren’t quite as many places to turn when you simply want to think better. But the power of critical thinking and decision-making is among the most impactful skills that we have. In this Edge, we explore some of the tools for better clarity in thinking, enhanced ability to think creatively and generate innovative ideas, and the ability to make better decisions through the lens of three excellent books on these subjects.
We all understand what productivity is. It’s doing more, accomplishing more, and getting more out of our allotted time in a given day. Productivity is the way we turn ideas or goals into finished products. But that all describes what productivity is, not what productivity is for. That’s where we often miss the point. Productivity […]
When it comes to setting our life and career goals, it’s often our tendency to focus on the “easily measured thing.” We identify metrics, KPIs, and timelines that we feel will help make our goals a reality. But what if the ultimate barriers to achieving our goals aren’t outside, but within us? What if by […]
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