Thoughtfolio 92 — powerful career advice from Dilbert, using deep work to build a business, and ditching business jargon.
What I’ve been reading this week…
You’ve probably heard of ‘Bullsh*t Bingo’. Here’s why it persists and why we need to eradicate it.
Unwittingly, as a generalist with some depth in a few areas, this is the path my life is following. In a nutshell: don’t aim to be the best in a field, instead aim to be in the top quartile in 2 or 3 areas — at least one of them being some form of communication.
Full disclosure — I use Form Nutrition products. This article isn’t about those though, it’s about how the founder used Cal Newport’s Deep Work principles to build a super-successful nutrition brand.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Dave Grohl’s awesome Twitter drum challenge with UK 10-year old Nandi Bushell. A little bit of feel-good.
“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively.” Niccolo Machiavelli