Happiness and why “happily ever after” is a myth. The art of asking great questions. GPT-4.
Journal of discoveries #50 - 25th of March, 2023
Welcome to the 50th issue of the newsletter, “Journal of discoveries.” Each week, I check a list of hundreds of sources of inspiration to spot exciting articles, videos, podcasts, and books on personal development, leadership, management, technology, and innovation.
Let’s dive in!
One “must read” for this week
“Happiness and why “happily ever after” is a myth”
According to Tal Ben-Shahar, happily ever after is a myth: we can’t pursue happiness directly. Instead, we must seek the conditions that trigger our antifragile systems, even in hard times.
When hardships and painful emotions arise, we can try to be tough but put ourselves under enough pressure, and we crack. We can be resilient and bounce back. Or we can be antifragile and use the experience to grow stronger (a phenomenon known as post-traumatic growth).
Happiness and why “happily ever after” is a myth.
On everyday courage.
The simple power of the slow reveal.
Why self-awareness is essential for career success.
Jay Shetty on how to use fear to bring out our best selves.
What is the future of expertise? Humanness. Here's why.
The surfer mentality.
Why we need to understand machine behavior.
Introducing Microsoft 365 copilot – your copilot for work.
Impromptu - amplifying our humanity through AI.
Five core ideas of adaptable product discovery.
The seven most successful business models of the digital era.
Quantum machine learning is poised to make the leap in 2023.
Leadership and management
The art of asking great questions.
Product core competencies.
Making corporate change work: lessons from super projects.
How to use the culture design canvas - a culture mapping tool.
Q&A: negotiations & emotional intelligence.
Making dumb groups smarter.
Hierarchy is good. Hierarchy is essential. And less isn’t always better.
The most (and least) annoying corporate jargon.
“What Got You Here Won't Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith.