Weekly Wisdom Newsletter #48

Published Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019


Hi All!


Here are this week's chosen learning points:

  1. Risk Mitigation: We've probably heard of known unknowns versus unknown unknowns in risk mitigation. There are also unknown knowns, which according to Slavoj Zlzek are "the things that we know, or that we should know, but maintain willful ignorance about, because we’d rather not acknowledge them." (Source)

  2. Social Comparison: "Everything we do will be judged, but we can't let that judgement stop us...if we live within the confines and prisons of judgement, of our own or others, then we let that be our sentence for life." -Jay Shetty

  3. Listen better by using SLANT (Source):

  • Sit up straight,

  • Lean forward

  • Ask questions

  • Nod your head

  • Track the speaker with your eyes.


Here are this week's recommended actions:

  1. Think back to a mistake you made. Identify any unknown knowns that could have helped you if you had acknowledge them.

  2. Reflect on whether you're confining yourself to

  3. Try the SLANT method to listen better in a meeting this week. I tried this and sitting up straight is probably has the biggest impact for me.


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