What doesn’t kill you DOES make you stronger!

Scientists at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management have established a causal relationship between failure and future success, proving German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s adage that “what does not kill me makes me stronger.” Source: Science demonstrates that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: Researchers find that early-career failure promotes future professional success — ScienceDaily […]

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Number of times to optimally fail? Fifteen percent

To learn new things, we must sometimes fail. But what’s the right amount of failure? New research led by the University of Arizona proposes a mathematical answer to that question. Educators and educational scholars have long recognized that there is something of a “sweet spot” when it comes to learning. That is, we learn best […]

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Google Docs new feature – Compare Documents

Google Docs has a new feature, Compare Documents. This feature is access from the Tools menu. When select, Compare Documents will ask for another document. This other document will be compared with the current document, and the differences will be written to a third document as suggested edits. Compare Documents is very handy with long documents […]

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Using the correct tool

Seth Godin talks about finding the right tool. The post reminds me of the old adage, when you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When coming up with a solution to a problem, I start with the why. Why are we doing this? Do we need to? Is there something else we […]

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