Month: July 2013

To Improve Faster, Think Like a Startup

Whenever we take on a new project, our first instinct is to behave like a student — to seek out the best teachers, to immerse ourselves in information.
This instinct makes perfect sense. But it might be the worst thing you can do.
Meet Karen Cheng, a California woman who spent the past year transforming herself from …

What’s Your LQ (Learning Quotient)?

In sports, business, and education these days, you can’t go a hot minute without hearing talk of “character” and “work ethic.” In an increasingly quantified world, we use these terms as a catch-all to explain unexpected patterns of success and failure.
For instance, whenever an underrated person becomes a star, you will hear about how they …