The Mueller and Oppenheimer Study – taking notes

Students who took notes with the laptops slightly out-performed the students who wrote their notes longhand (with pen and paper) when it came to recalling specific facts. But when it came to conceptual understanding, the students who took notes by hand performed much better. At the end of the day, it seems as though what’s…

Mark Cuban’s four key traits for great hires

From Inc. magazine Mark Cuban; “The people that tend to work for me a long time, not only are smart, not only are driven, not only are learners,”  “Anybody who reduces my stress becomes invaluable to me. I never want to get rid of them. “The people who tend to think that they are invaluable are…

continuous improvement & curiosity

Hilary Brueck, Business Insider Researchers who’ve studied more than 6,000 kindergartners found that the kids rated by their parents as more curious and willing to try new things performed better on math and reading assessments at school.

HBR podcast – Use Learning to Engage Your Team

We can see the power of using deliberate learning requirement as a way to stimulate engagement. Indeed if someone is highly experienced and fully capable from day 1 that sounds effective, but also very boring for that person. Whitney Johnson, an executive coach, argues that on-the-job learning is the key to keeping people motivated. When…

Continuous Improvement

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure – By Justin Bariso,  @JustinJBariso Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, The process is ever so aptly named: the postmortem. Identify the most important problems. Ask yourself, what do I define as a major problem? You may not always know until you…