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Books. One-off books have good tactics to use. BUT, if you’re interested in thinking and acting for the long-term, you’ll need to adopt a systematic approach: First, start with philosophy. (Please avoid Deepak Chopra and other magicians). Look for work in epistemology and metaphysics to help you better think and, specifically, to reduce your challenges down to their essentials. (Look up Occam’s Razor as an example of connecting philosophy to business). Next, you must go to ethics. This is REALLY tricky considering so much ethical material is, by its nature, ANTI-BUSINESS (Ever heard of rational self-interest? Chances are you haven’t if you follow memes and insider quotes on LinkedIn. What a shame!!!) Here’s one caveat though: Learn to quantify the qualitative. This requires a major paradigm-shift (another buzzword regarding mental models). This objective approach to thinking about “soft” sciences will greatly help you.
Going back on track, now: once you’ve established a correct pattern of ‘why’ to act, then you should enter the field of leadership. This is a little more difficult, as there are over 100,000 books on the subject. The trick here is to find an expert or “authority” on the subject who effectively balances people AND mission. (This is HARD AS HELL.) Establish the right mode of thinking, the correct ethics (one that you can gain without guilt). Once you’ve done that, try to avoid leadership books in general. Read biographies and discern the lessons versus having someone explain them to you.
Courses. Look for three things: education, experience, and realism.
Experience. This is where you must be conscious of your ideas and look to do two things: confirm your ideas or refine them. EVERY EVENT OR INTERACTION is a learning opportunity.
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