The Christmas tree effect. Radical candor for effective communication in the workplace. Evolution of NFTs.
Journal of discoveries #88 - 16th of December, 2023
Welcome to the 88th 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” for this week
The "Christmas Tree Effect". by David Epstein
This effect occurs when we continue adding new features to a system (like ornaments on a tree). Eventually, we end up hurting the overall system, even if each individual new feature is a positive.
We humans are hardwired to add stuff to solve problems, and we often overlook better solutions that involve taking stuff away.
Don't justify your prices. Do this instead
Chronos and Kairos: how we measure our days and our lives
The #1 cause of burnout is not what you think
How to set boundaries
Brené Brown: the power of vulnerability
The four types of professional time
Aging is now optional
Exploring the industrial metaverse
AI companions are about to be absolutely everywhere
Understanding input and output metrics
The poduct model at Spotify
We have widespread ostrich effects inside organizations
Leadership and management
Radical candor for effective communication in the workplace
Why successful companies need to be good at failure
Rethinking the status quo of annual performance review
Is your team overworking but underperforming? The learning zone.
Building an agile culture
Jazz vs. symphony leadership and strategy
“The power of regret: how looking backward moves us forward” by Daniel Pink