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Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Deprogramming my Pavlovian Notification Conditioning

Executing a successful startup strategy requires an incredible amount of mental focus and concentrated problem solving.  With today’s technological distractions it can seem impossible to spend more than five minutes intently focusing on anything without phone, Skype, text, email, Facebook or twitter notification.  It’s amazing that anything of value actually gets done with so much incoming stimuli. I recognize now that over time I have conditioned myself to be in pure reactive mode much of the day.  Not unlike Pavlov’s…

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Expand the Radius | The Journey from Good to Great

Expand the Radius | The Journey from Good to Great

Over a decade ago I remember reading the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. I have most definitely forgotten much of the meat of the book today, but a key premise has been bubbling up in my subconscious repeatedly the last few days:  “Good is the Enemy of Great.”  This is a concept that can be just as true for people as it is for companies.   It means that “good” can turn into complacency…

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