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J. K. Rowling

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Motivation by the Numbers: 12

The Number 12 reminds us of two things: Avoiding failure doesn’t work. Bouncing back from it does.

Great Ideas That Could Have Been Lost

What do Thomas Edison, Lil Wayne and J.K. Rowling have in common? Note-taking! Writing down their thoughts helped make them all successful, and it can do the same thing for you. Take school for example. My friend and co-author Rob Gilbert says the quality of a student’s notes will correlate strongly with the student’s grade. […]

The Thing That Will Kill Any Team

Casey Stengel, who managed the New York Yankees to seven World Series titles, said, “The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.” Stengel knew that just one or two players can poison a whole group. That applies to any team, whether it’s in an […]

Failure and Progress

Here’s a wonderful article about failure. There’s just one problem with it. Author Laura Vanderkam lists five reasons why you should fail more often. All those reasons could be boiled down to one, namely, without failure there is no progress. Babies are born with an ability to profit from failure. They try to walk, fall […]