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Baris Wheel
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Incredible power of placebos.


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“When you pay attention to big chunks of people who typically are ignored, interesting things happen.” 

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"Isothiocyanates are some of the most important plant compounds you can get in your diet. In this video I make the most comprehensive case for them that has ever been made. Short attention span? Skip to your favorite topic by clicking one of the time points below. [see YT vid desc] "

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"Excellence is hard. And competence is hard. And the pursuit of that is that process, and whether it be satire or whether it be interviews or whether it be news, is that every artist that I ever really admired, and I delve into their process, it’s always the same. It's always deconstructive, somewhat obsessive, and intentional. And I think you can translate that ethos not just to satire, but to any profession. If your aim is to challenge yourself and be excellent and improve and truly try, you have to be able to handle and synthesize constructive criticism. Because that’s what makes you better. All processes are drafts. And that’s what I feel like, it’s just a methodology that you can apply to anything that’s done. That’s why I have great admiration for people who excel at what they do, because I know what goes into it. Nothing is an accident." - last 2 minutes of the interview.



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Worthwhile Freakonomics podcast on Productivity. pleasantly surprised to hear +Laszlo Bock on the podcast. Around min 24, Laszlo talks about outcome of productivity research at Google. Some good nuggets of wisdom, and some paraphrased quotes below.

"We looked at 200 different teams, looked at a variety of outcome metrics, what kind of innovation came out of the team, what people outside the team think of that teams' performance, etc.."

"Academic research says workload matters a lot, having teams in the same location, consensus-driven decision making. None of those came up on top 5 in terms of effectiveness of the team."

"What matters is how the team interacts. Most important attribute of a high performing team is psychological safety. Psychological safety unlocks all kinds of goodness. Everyone in the table is listening to each other, teammates are sensitive to nonverbal cues, etc.."

We've identified 5 markers as to what matters:

1. Psychological Safety
2. Dependability - can rely on coworkers to get things done
3. Structure and Clarity
4. Work being personally meaningful to every person in the room
5. Impact - team members need to think and believe their work matters and that it creates change

Regular 1:1's can be painful but the team performs better in the long term.

Jon Stewart recently mentioned during his Charlie Rose interview when he delves into the process of people he admires, it's always the same; he finds that that they're (1) mostly deconstructive [towards their work], (2) somewhat obsessive, and (3) intentional. 

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"It's all NT. There is nothing that's not NT. Win 10 is NT. It's all the same stuff. It's an evolution of the same codebase going all the way back to 1988."
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