Luck and leadership. Vitalik Buterin’s techno-optimism. Saboteurs.
Journal of discoveries - 13th of January 2024
Welcome to a new 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.
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And now, let’s dive in!
One “must” for this week
"Luck and leadership". An exploration of the role of luck in military leadership, which can be extended to other domains.
Luck is not quantifiable but rather a convergence of confidence, control, preparation, and opportunity. By applying these factors, good leaders can affect how much “lucky” they will be, and “good luck” usually occurs when leaders set favorable conditions for success.
Found thanks to a story shared by Iván Rodríguez.
Esther Perel interview on the diary of a CEO
The real reason why we are tired and what to do about it
Overcome your fear of deadlines with Parkinson's law
The wisdom of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
How to unlock your potential, motivation & unique abilities
1 simple way to overcome burnout
Vitalik Buterin’s techno-optimism
Artificial intelligence needs open-source models to reach its potential
Quantum computers: where they are now and what's next
Trend compendium 2050: six megatrends will shape the next decades
The future of AI in software development
The power of habit: how understanding habits loops can improve user retention
Leadership and management
Making magic happen: how to create psychological safety in your company
When wrong is right: five ways to reframe your relationship to failure
Amy Edmondson & Adam Grant: decoding failure, debunking feedback, & harnessing learning for success
Ancient scrolls reveal modern leadership insights
First who - get the right people on the bus
“The Portfolio Life” by Christina Wallace.