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
    what is ultimately most important is what people are able to do, training should focus on doing rather than on knowing—and, in particular, on bringing everyone’s skills closer to the level of the best performers in a given area.
    Note: #deliberatepractice
  • 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?
  • John shared from Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly by Bernadette Jiwa
    The challenge for every company, entrepreneur, business owner and innovator is understanding which ideas will fly and why. The solution lies in following a principle that management consultant Peter Drucker spoke about decades ago: ‘the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer’. Drucker goes as far as to say that the customer is the ‘starting point’ of a business’s purpose.
    Note: "...which ideas will fly and why..."
  • John shared from Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy by Melanie Swan
    With this tool, the blockchain can be used to prove the existence and exact contents of a document or other digital asset at a certain time (a revolutionary capability). Providing timestamped data in an unalterable state while maintaining confidentiality is perfect for a wide range of legal and civic applications.
    Note: The blockchain can be used to prove the existence and exact contents of a document at a certain time
  • John shared from Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy by Melanie Swan
    One broad way of thinking about the use of blockchain concepts is applying them beyond the original context to see ways in which everything is like an economy, a market, and a currency — and equally important, how everything is not like an economy. This is a mindset that requires recognizing the fundamental properties of economics and markets in real-life situations. Blockchain technology helps elucidate that everything we see and experience, every system in life, is economics to some degree: a system for allocating resources.
    Note: Blockchain technology: important because everything is economic to degree-an allocation of resources
  • John shared from Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
    After all, we do owe everything we are to others. This is simply true. The language we speak and even think in, our habits and opinions, the kind of food we like to eat, the knowledge that makes our lights switch on and toilets flush, even the style in which we carry out our gestures of defiance and rebellion against social conventions—all of this we learned from other people, most of them long dead. If we were to imagine what we owe them as a debt, it could only be infinite.
    Note: "...we do owe everything we are to others." #debt #Euro #bitcoin #blockchain #ledger
(Charlottesville, VA)
John Black
Web Page: www.kashori.com