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.
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 […]
We all want to achieve more. We want to meet our goals, we want to impress our bosses and peers. We want to check more items off our checklists in less time. Meanwhile, there are thousands upon thousands of books promising to tell us exactly how to do it. But in this issue, we’re focusing […]
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