Synthesis

By Andrew Savikas

πŸ’― interesting stuff, curated just for you about leading, learning, and living better.

πŸ’― interesting stuff, curated just for you about leading, learning, and living better.

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Synthesis #9: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

Richard Rumelt's Good Strategy, Bad Strategy is far and away the best book on strategy I've ever read. This passage is a timely reminder as we navigate uncharted waters this fall:

 
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Synthesis #8: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

Seeking novelty can spur growth and development, ensuring we don't get too set in our ways. But I'm pretty sure when I'm doomscrolling the news or shopping on Amazon again, my motivations aren't quite that pure. This was a gentle reminder to be more mindful:

 
#7・

Synthesis #7: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

I was being truthful when I said I'd only recently encountered the term "pansychism", but the related question about just how challenging it is to define precisely where "you" end and "not you" begins has popped up a few times before. Douglas Harding's books …

 
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Synthesis #6: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

Speaking of the government's ability to create as much money as it wants to (with some caveats -- see the item above), our current predicament is just the sort of situation when the government is uniquely able to direct the massive resources needed to drive d…

 
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Synthesis #5: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

A lot of us are coming to terms with the true extent of systemic racism in our own lives, communities, and industries. I'm reminded of this passage from Monoculture, which reinforces how invisible the boundaries of the status quo can become:

 
#4・

Synthesis - Issue #4

The first time I felt "old" was when I tried using Snapchat. The ephemerality of Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok seem at odds with the permanence promised by the Web, an infinite archive I've watched expand exponentially since the first time I looked at a web…

 
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Synthesis #3: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

Relevant to the widespread confusion about virus testing data, this snippet from Steven Pinker shows how it's quite possible to explain things like false positive rates in a much more digestible way.

 
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Synthesis: πŸ’― interesting stuff on leading, learning, and living better

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#1・

Synthesis #1

A bunch of people told me they liked the links I share on LinkedIn so now I'm curating them into a weekly newsletter.