About John Black

Currently interested in art, computing, management, social media, games, science, politics, music, animation, internet, business, flow, dance, running, parenting - but it changes often.

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  • John shared from Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
    With deliberate practice, however, the goal is not just to reach your potential but to build it, to make things possible that were not possible before. This requires challenging homeostasis—getting out of your comfort zone—and forcing your brain or your body to adapt. But once you do this, learning is no longer just a way of fulfilling some genetic destiny; it becomes a way of taking control of your destiny and shaping your potential in ways that you choose.
    Note: #deliberatepractice
  • John shared from Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
    In all of my years of research, I have found it is surprisingly rare to get clear evidence in any field that a person has reached some immutable limit on performance. Instead, I’ve found that people more often just give up and stop trying to improve.
    Note: #deliberatepractice
  • John shared from Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
    Generally the solution is not “try harder” but rather “try differently.”
    Note: #deliberatepractice
  • John shared from The Social Mind: Language, Ideology, and Social Practice by James Paul Gee
    The study of meaning, including the study of the meaning of mental terms like "believe", "think", and "remember", is not the study of the mind or brain, but of the world and the social practices of people in it.
    Note: "The study of meaning..is not the study of mind..but of the world & the social practices of people."
  • John shared from The Social Mind: Language, Ideology, and Social Practice by James Paul Gee
    networks are what's in our heads, and they are poor candidates for meaning,
    Note: "networks are what's in our heads, and they are poor candidates for meaning,"-how about blockchains?
(Charlottesville, VA)
John Black
Web Page: www.kashori.com