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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #88
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This week we learn about a different perspective on management, inversion thinking, and cognitive biases. As well as building a robotic arm and generating royalty-free music.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
Management: A Skill Not a Step
Many companies make the mistake of promoting individuals to management roles without considering their aptitude for the position. We often assume that those who excel in one area will automatically be successful in a different role without providing the necessary training or guidance. This approach can lead to a lack of preparedness and an inability to fulfill the role effectively.
If you are a first-time manager struggling with your new role, here is a recent essay that might help you:
Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You
It is often more beneficial to contemplate why individuals fail in life rather than why they succeed.
Inversion is not about finding good advice but rather about finding anti-advice. It teaches you what to avoid, and you can learn just as much from identifying what doesn't work as you can from spotting what does. Consider the mistakes, errors, and flubs you want to avoid to make informed decisions.
You'd miss a great article not reading this one. ;)
20 Cognitive Biases
Interesting Twitter thread with 20 of the most frequent cognitive biases. Don't miss it!
2 Grains of Technology
Robotic arm made by you
Check out Arctos, everything you need to build a robotic arm from scratch.
Beatoven.ai uses advanced AI music generation techniques to compose unique mood-based music to suit every part of your video or podcast. Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
I recently published a video on TikTok about my journey as a manager. Here it is: