Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #61
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about our view of management, the extinction of the human specie, and Carmine Gallo's latest book. As well as quantum computing and taking a walk without headphones.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
Your View of Management Is Upside Down
To understand management, we must ask an obvious question: in the absence of coercion, why would a person choose to be managed?
Despite the prevalence of complaints about bosses and jobs, very few people decide to do away with them.
Even fewer force themselves to explicitly acknowledge why that's the case.
If Humans Went Extinct, Would a Similar Species Evolve?
The rise of powerful new technology means that humanity must confront the risk of its own demise.
The invention of nuclear weaponry, for example, has already shown just how quickly humanity’s destructive power could grow.
If Homo sapiens were to go extinct, what would that mean from a cosmic perspective?
Would some other species evolve to become technologically capable, and discover science, create art, and build civilization in our place?
Check out this great article.
The Bezos Blueprint
Six years after his speech at Princeton, Bezos revisited the theme of taking pride in your choices, not your gifts.
"This is something that's superimportant for young people to understand, and for parents to preach to young people. It's really easy for a talented young person to take pride in their gifts: 'I'm really athletic,' or 'I'm really smart,' or 'I'm really good at math.' That's fine. You should celebrate your gifts. You should be happy. But you can't be proud of them. What you can be proud of is your choices."
Don't miss the latest book by Carmine Gallo, "The Bezos Blueprint"; it's great!
2 Grains of Technology
Quantum Computing Explained Properly
Quantum computing is hard to explain and even harder to comprehend.
This Twitter thread helps a lot.
Check it out!
It's Ok to Take a Walk Without Headphones
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,” wrote the 17th-century philosopher Blaise Pascal.
Yet thanks to these white little earbuds, we never need to spend that quiet time alone. How about we try?
1 Atom of Reflection
Nobody cares about your ideas. They care about how your idea will help them lead a better life. (The Bezos Blueprint, page 25. - Carmine Gallo)