Jeff Bezos – Treat your feelings and beleifs as temporary, and be “right” more often

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Some advice from Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos stopped by our office yesterday and spent about 90 minutes with us talking product strategy. Before he left, he spent about 45 minutes taking general Q&A from everyone at the office.

During one of his answers, he shared an enlightened observation about people who are “right a lot”.

He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.

He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a well formed point of view, but it means you should consider your point of view as temporary.

What trait signified someone who was wrong a lot of the time? Someone obsessed with details that only support one point of view. If someone can’t climb out of the details, and see the bigger picture from multiple angles, they’re often wrong most of the time.

Great advice.

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Easy way to find openings at grocery stores in your area and nationwide

A fan sent me this and looks like cool resource to find positions at grocery stores all over the country. Check it out here…

http://www.grocery-store-applications.com

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Still trying to stop Monsanto… Temporary increase in profits is not worth sacrificing permanent sustenance

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Temporary Phone Numbers = Permanent Hit…

From the site “Burner is a slick mobile app that makes it easy, safe, and fun to get disposable phone numbers you can share or post, and use for voice or SMS, for short-term purposes — without giving out a private mobile phone number.”

Temporary Phone Numbers = Permanent Hit… except for the poor sap who thought he was going to get a date… 😉

http://launch.brnr.me/

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Fast Company: The Case for the 21-Hour Workweek to Save the World

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679111/the-case-for-a-21-hour-work-week

Interesting article in fast company. A portion of the article suggest that if we were working less, there would be less consumption, and if across the board, could increase everyone’s overall satisfaction and help protect the worlds natural resources. We all over consume to fulfill a need but that feeling is temporary and fleeting. We work more to try it again and the cycle continues as our closets and garages fill up with more plastic and rare earth metals, etc…

Making the standard and accepted workweek shorter would level the playing field for all and decrease consumption. It would only work if almost everyone engaged in it, which might be a long shot, but it’s an interesting concept nonetheless.

Cheers to the 21 hour workweek! :)

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The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King

http://the99percent.com/tips/7025/The-Resume-Is-Dead-The-Bio-Is-King?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=ALL&utm_campaign=MIH+June+%2711

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News: Mobile phones could be charged by the power of speech

TALK about doing two things at the same time!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8500161/Mobile-phones-could-be-charged-by-the-power-of-speech.html

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Syzygy: This is what media looks like in the not-so-distant future… awesome.

This is what media looks like in the not so distant future… awesome. i just hope we put as much energy into real journalism! By the time this thing is launched we might be getting world news from TMZ.

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