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Make mistakes sooner 😱 #15

Hey everybody. I liked this quote from last week: "If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same
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Make mistakes sooner 😱 #15
By Ross Chapman • Issue #15 • View online
Hey everybody. I liked this quote from last week:
“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” - Tallulah Bankhead
She was known for “her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit.” Albeit with a silky smooth voice, I aspire to be described in a very similar fashion!
But making mistakes sooner is a sure-fire tactic towards growth, surprisingly. You’ve got to experiment, recognise mistakes and learn.
Some problems aren’t immediately obvious. Talking to Daniel Stillman last week, we started talking about Abstraction Laddering. It sounds complicated, but it’s a way to recognise problems. Daniel describes like this:
The right question is always about finding the dynamic tension between the giant, abstract goals (notice the $$ at the top of the diagram?) and the nitty gritty approaches to the problem. How far into the weeds are we going? Is this meeting about giant goals or detailed actions?
We’re welcoming Daniel to London in May to talk more about group collaboration techniques in his Advanced Facilitation Masterclass. Love to see you there.
Thank you for reading this issue,
thanks, Ross

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