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Insights for Entrepreneurs @ Amazon – Ferris, Kahneman, Duhigg, Duckworth, Grant And More

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Tim Ferriss - 2 traps for entrepreneurs

When is the trendy “fail fast” mindset just a setup for repeated failures? When does trying to reach everyone mean reaching no one?

Tim Ferriss shares a Few Mistakes he has spotted over and over again from the best-intentioned entrepreneurs. Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and angel investor/advisor (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more). Best known for his rapid-learning techniques, Tim's books—The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef—have been published in 30+ languages.

Kim Scott - How to give useful feedback

Giving feedback—both praise and criticism— to employees is one of the more difficult challenges any manager or entrepreneur will face. Kim Scott has a few quick tips on how to approach it, sowing the seeds of trust in what she calls “Radical Candor moments.”

Kim Scott, author of New York Times bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, led AdSense, YouTube, and other teams at Google before she created and led Apple’s management training course. As a CEO coach, she has worked with senior leadership at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other companies.

Arianna Huffington - Wake up and get some sleep

According to Arianna Huffington, the world operates under a ""collective delusion"" that we need to forgo our own needs in order to succeed. This will only hurt our own companies and lead to more burnout.

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and former president/editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and author of 15 books, most recently the New York Times bestsellers Thrive The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution.

Mark Cuban - Don't follow your passion

Lots of people have passions. Instead, says Mark Cuban, you should follow your effort.

Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Since season two in 2011, he's been one of the "shark" investors on the ABC reality show "Shark Tank."

Amy Cuddy - Tips for successful public speaking

Even if you're prepared, physical signs of nervousness can easily sneak into a presentation. Amy Cuddy offers some very practical advice on how to signal confidence to your body.

Author of the New York Times bestseller Presence, Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most-viewed talk in TED’s history. She is a lecturer at Harvard Business School who studies how Non-Verbal behavior and snap judgments influence people.

Angela Duckworth - A growth mindset is the right mindset

Do you believe that people are capable of change, or that people are ultimately unchangeable? The way you feel about this question influences your own ability to grow, gain new skills, and develop positive change in your own life.

Author of New York Times bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Adam Grant - The trick to successful brainstorming

If you need new ideas, brainstorming is usually the first method that comes to mind. But brainstorming tends to block creativity rather than enhance it. The solution is something Adam Grant calls ""brain writing,"" a freeform list of several different ideas that are written, then shared and explored in a group. The way to reach the most creative ideas, he says, is through quantity, not quality.

Author of New York Times bestsellers Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives.

Susan Cain - Leave your comfort zone, but visit often

Sometimes, in service of our core passions, we have to stretch beyond our comfort zone. The key, according to Susan Cain, is to take the time necessary for restorative breaks.

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of New York Times bestsellers Quiet and Quiet Power. Her work on shyness and introversion has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, and her TED Talk on the subject has been viewed over 17 million times. She has taught negotiation skills at corporations, law firms, and universities, and practiced corporate law for seven years.

Anders Ericsson - The myth of impossible

Anders Ericsson was always taught that if he worked hard enough, he could become anything. His father told him the story of Paganini, a master violinist, and the surprising twist on how he achieved the seemingly impossible.

Anders Ericsson, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Co-author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, Ericsson studies expert performance in domains such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, as well as how expert performers attain superior performance through extended, deliberate practice.

Kim Scott - Care personally. Challenge directly

Even the most well-meaning of people managers can become a terrible boss. Kim Scott has devised a four-quadrant model to help ensure you don’t find yourself among the jerks, backstabbers, or pushovers—beginning your conversations from a place of Radical Candor.

Kim Scott, author of New York Times bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, led AdSense, YouTube, and other teams at Google before she created and led Apple’s management training course. As a CEO coach, she has worked with senior leadership at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other companies.

Daniel Kahneman - The Ingredients for Expert Intuition

The problem with trusting your intuition, Daniel Kahneman says, is that we still need conditions under which we learn to use our intuition wisely. The ingredients? Understanding the immediate feedback around you, and seeking out experts who can guide you.

Author of New York Times bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith).

Gretchen Rubin - Are you a Finisher or an Opener?

Before trying to change your habits or build your business, ask yourself: are you a finisher, or an opener? Gretchen Rubin explains how answering this question can unlock a clear path forward.

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than 30 languages.

Charles Duhigg - Use mental models to be productive

If you find yourself getting distracted by busy days, you might need to try a new trick: visualization. Charles Duhigg says the most successful people know how to visualize their day, and they're more productive because of it.

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity, and The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and societies.

Kim Scott - The origin of Radical Candor

“It’s not mean; it’s clear.” Kim Scott shares the origin story of her Radical Candor framework, illustrating how a chance encounter on a busy New York street left her with some words to live by.

Kim Scott, author of New York Times bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, led AdSense, YouTube, and other teams at Google before she created and led Apple’s management training course. As a CEO coach, she has worked with senior leadership at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other companies.

Anders Ericsson - Deliberate practice makes perfect

How can you use the concept of deliberate practice, like musicians and athletes, to become a better entrepreneur? The key, according to Anders Ericsson, is to have a specific goal that you're able to practice towards, and that requires finding a way to observe yourself.

Anders Ericsson, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Co-author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, Ericsson studies expert performance in domains such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, as well as how expert performers attain superior performance through extended, deliberate practice.

Amy Cuddy - Be the best boss

Leaders care about their effectiveness, and there are lots of theories about how to increase it. According to a study, your chances of being rated low on trustworthiness yet high on effectiveness are next to none. In fact, the best predictors for effective leadership are being considered both likeable and trustworthy.

Author of the New York Times bestseller Presence, Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most-viewed talk in TED’s history. She is a lecturer at Harvard Business School who studies how non-verbal behavior and snap judgments influence people.

Daniel Kahneman - Stick With Your Winners

Most of us tend to be more sensitive to losses than gains—loss aversion—which Daniel Kahneman points out can lead us to costly mistakes in selling real estate, trading securities, and any number of financial or professional venues. The trick is to recognize when you’re in a losing battle.

Author of New York Times bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith).

Susan Cain - How to lead introverts

One size doesn't fit all, especially when it comes to leading both extroverts and introverts. Here, Susan Cain has some pratical tips for how to allow your employees to reach their best potential.

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of New York Times bestsellers Quiet and Quiet Power. Her work on shyness and introversion has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, and her TED Talk on the subject has been viewed over 17 million times. She has taught negotiation skills at corporations, law firms, and universities, and practiced corporate law for seven years.

Charles Duhigg - How to write SMART goals

It can be overwhelming to write a big goal on your to-do list. When you do, make sure you break those goals down into SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Once you do that, Charles Duhigg says, your productivity will skyrocket.

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity, and The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and societies.

Gretchen Rubin - Stay on track with the manifesto method

Do you know the key ideas that drive your business? Your life? Write a manifesto, says Gretchen Rubin, and distilling these ideas will be a powerful tool for your direction and motivation.

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. Her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than 30 languages.

Adam Grant - Fortune favors the curious

A lot of people feel discouraged by the thought that their best years are behind them. They think, ""I should have started that business when I was younger."" But according to Adam Grant, age and taking the time to experiment may be on your side. Things such as picking up artistic hobbies, or finding ways to see the world through new eyes, could be just the key you need to unlock a new discovery.

Author of New York Times bestsellers Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives.

Angela Duckworth - The secret to focus in work and life

How do you organize your goals? If you have a heirarchy of goals, according to Angela Duckworth, your low-level concerns will serve your mid-level concerns, which will help serve your ultimate concern. Organizing your goals this way allows you to quickly assess priorities and stay on task in your life.

Author of New York Times bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Tim Ferriss - 3 strategies for prioritization

When you're faced with a head and notebook full of ideas, deciding how to prioritize can be a challenge. Tim Ferriss has several helpful tips for you, outlining how he's made success possible in his own life

Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and angel investor/advisor (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more). Best known for his rapid-learning techniques, Tim's books—The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef—have been published in 30+ languages.

rianna Huffington - Evict the obnoxious roommate in your head

Perfectionism begets self-doubt, and self-doubt begets an inability to operate at your full potential. The key, according to Arianna Huffington, is to ""evict the obnoxious roommate"" in your head.

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and former president/editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and author of 15 books, most recently the New York Times bestsellers Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

Mark Cuban - 3 essential rules for entrepreneurs

Ever wish there were three simple rules to entrepreneurship? Mark Cuban has them for you: (1) sales cure all, (2) sales isn't convincing, it's helping, and (3) all entrepreneurs lie to themselves.

Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Since season two in 2011, he's been one of the "shark" investors on the ABC reality show "Shark Tank."

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