The Cook Up 016: Competitive Advantage
Apr 01, 2021 3:10 am
Welcome to the Cook Up, a weekly newsletter full of interesting reads for curious, intelligent people who want to sharpen their minds
Last week I published one new article: Can You Avoid Failure?
This week, we're discussing the Barnum Effect, being unreachable, and having a competitive advantage.
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“The Barnum Effect is a cognitive bias where people are led to believe any generic positive statement when told that it specifically applies to them, when, in fact, it is as generalist as can be.”
“A lot of stuff is a distraction, especially in the startup and tech world...If you get to the core of life it's living an existence you're proud of with people you love doing the things you like while minimizing suffering.”
To outperform, you need serious competitive advantages.
- High Tolerance for Failure
“We fear failure, so most of us play it safe to avoid it. But our greatest moments of growth often stem directly from our greatest failures. Do not accept failure, but do not fear it either. You will fail. Embrace it. Learn to fail smart and fast.”
“There are so many social media metrics. How do you track social media traffic in Google Analytics? Here are the five ways, using filters to segments.”
Tools and Resources
“The Zimplest tool for finding the best online learning resources, platforms, and providers. Promoting simple learning.”
“The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.”
Quote of the Week
“Life is what repeats and it is worth getting what repeats right.”
— Jordan Peterson
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