Category: SUMMARIES

Chris Lovejoy

Our current education system is not matched to our world’s current needs It was born during the industrial revolution when everything was about standardisation, efficiency and avoiding mistakes. The concept of 9-5 and structured hourly periods is a recent invention. This is a good way to produce large numbers of competent individuals. However, we do…

Chris Lovejoy

  A strategy to improve your communication Identify flaws Decide an appropriate method of improvement Practice it until you internalise it A personal example: I often spoke too little due to anxiety about not saying the ‘right’ thing. I decided to lower my standards for what’s good enough to say. After becoming comfortable to speak…

Chris Lovejoy

Sometimes you have to be ruthless if you want to make a change. One of his employees took a day off to see the birth of his first child, to which Elon replied something along the lines of “How the fuck can you prioritise that? We are trying to change the world.” Nobody is perfect….

Chris Lovejoy

One sentence summary A heart-warming account of the human experiences associated with writing, scattered with practical advice as well as humorous and relatable anecdotes.   Some key ideas Author’s brother, at age 10, was writing a report about birds for 3 months. The day before it was due he hadn’t started, immobilised by the size…