About David Bonifacio

Entrepreneur, social worker, writer, artist, manimal, and value hunter.

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  • David shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
    In this example is the basic value proposition of Essentialism: only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.
    Note: Essentialism. #db #reading
  • David shared from Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
    “For example, participants with depressive symptoms tended to engage in very high email usage…Other characteristic features of depressive Internet behavior included increased amounts of video watching, gaming, and chatting.” The study demonstrated that people suffering from symptoms of depression used the Internet more. Why is that? One hypothesis is that those with depression experience negative emotions more frequently than the general population and seek relief by turning to technology to lift their mood.
    Note: Interesting...
  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    The takers blamed their partners for failures and claimed credit for successes. The givers shouldered the blame for failures and gave their partners more credit for successes. This is George Meyer’s modus operandi: he’s incredibly tough on himself when things go badly, but quick to congratulate others when things go well.
    Note: Great book. Perfect book to start the year with a focus on giving not taking, serving not lording over. #db #reading
  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    Geniuses tend to be takers: to promote their own interests, they “drain intelligence, energy, and capability” from others. Genius makers tend to be givers: they use their “intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities” of other people, Wiseman writes, such that “lightbulbs go off over people’s heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved.”
    Note: Reminded me of @nixnolledo - genius maker. #db#reading
  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck. The story of Danny Shader and David Hornik highlights a fourth ingredient, one that’s critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?
    Note: Motivation, ability, opportunity #db #reading
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