FACT


The center of a comet is called a nucleus.

W.0.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Anomalousə-NAM-ə-ləsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, mid 17th century
1Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
 
Examples of Anomalous in a sentence “The instrument’s readings were anomalous, so the captain decided to radio for help.” “The results were anomalous, leading the scientists to revise the experience from the beginning.”

The Right Amount Is Key


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1-Sentence-Summary: Who Not How will skyrocket your success, happiness, and fulfillment in all areas of your life by identifying why you’re looking at your problems the wrong way and how simply seeking to get the right people to help you will make all the difference.

Read in: 4 minutes

Favorite quote from the author:

Who Not How Summary

I still remember how devastated seven-year-old me was to see the Utah Jazz get destroyed in the NBA finals by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls two years in a row. I was a huge Jazz fan and hated the Bulls and Jordan. At least until I learned their stories. 

This team wasn’t always on top, and neither was Michael Jordan. When he came on in 1984, he wasn’t seeing much success, despite already showing signs of being the best player in the NBA. 

The solution to their problem ended up not being a “How” but instead a “Who.” And it took a couple of Whos, including Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson, for the Bulls to get to the point where I saw them dominating in and around 1997 and 1998. 

I love hearing this story now not only because I don’t really care about the Jazz anymore, but more because I love learning how teaming up with the right people helps you stop spinning your wheels and instead leads to success. 

That’s why I loved Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy’s newest book Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork and believe that you’re going to love it too.

Here’s the book summarized in just 3 lessons:

  1. Ask yourself “who can help me accomplish this?” instead of “how am I going to get this done?”
  2. Getting the right Whos in your life will free up your time.
  3. You will make more money when you find Whos to complete your Hows.

Are you excited to discover a whole new world of productivity and freedom by asking one simple question? Let’s go!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: If you want to get more done, consider the people that can help you instead of worrying about the best way to do it.

A couple of years ago I was in a job working for a boss that I didn’t really like. I remember sitting there one day realizing that I didn’t want to be there anymore and asking myself how in the world I was going to get out. 

But I was asking the wrong question, as I was soon to discover. Thankfully, I quickly began asking the right one without even knowing it. 

Not long afterward I started writing on Medium.com. Six months later had a freelance writing gig because of friendships I’d made there. 

Two months after that, I had lost my job. But again, because of my connections, I got to start my own company. 

And just this month I get to buy a house in a wildly competitive market thanks to some amazing friends.

These experiences are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how success has found its way to me because I’ve met the right people instead of worrying about how it was going to get done. 

This is the power of Who Not How. I could complicate it but at its core, all you need to do to utilize the massive potential within this tool is stop asking “How will I get this done?” and instead ask “Who will help me reach my goal?” in all aspects of your life.

Lesson 2: You will have more time if you find the right people to help you reach your goals.

As a 16-year-old living in California, Richie Norton wanted to get a job. After hearing about this, Richie’s dad told him that he didn’t want Richie to get a job. What Richie really wanted was money, so his dad told him how he could get it. 

Soon, Richie and his brother were driving their family’s van, with all the backseats out of it, to a watermelon farm. They bought all the deformed watermelons, which the farmers couldn’t sell. 

Once they got home, Richie and his brother started going down the list in the phonebook, calling everybody and offering his watermelons. A few hours later he’d made more than he would have the entire summer working a full-time job. 

Initially, Richie’s question was “How will I make the money I want?” The only answer he could come up with was a job that would have cost him the entire summer’s worth of time. 

Instead, with the right Who, his entrepreneur dad, Richie cut down the amount of time it took him to earn that money significantly, leaving his whole summer open for fun. 

When you ask Who instead of How, you’ll save an exponential amount of time.

Lesson 3: You will earn more money when you find the right Whos to solve your Hows.

In addition to being the managing editor here at Four Minute Books, I am also a licensed professional engineer. I own my own company for both the writing and engineering. While both are doing well now, they weren’t always. 

Earlier this year I lost my biggest engineering client, and with them, over half of my income within that company. Thankfully it was a cordial separation, they’d just grown big enough to need their own engineer. 

But I was still asking how to get the income back.

I was meeting with coaches, asking friends, and constantly wondering how I was going to find another client. I don’t have a lot of sales skills, so I felt lost. 

Things began to change, however, after shifting my focus to the question “Who can help me get more clients?” I realized that I had a family member with sales experience who had recently lost his job. I asked him if he would like to make some money helping me get more clients, and he did.

He’s since helped me get not only one new client, but almost three, with opportunities to get more. Now, my engineering company is well on its way to making that money back and more. 

If you want to reach your big financial goals, start asking “Who can help me with this?” instead of how.

Who Not How Review

Man, I love this idea. Not only did Shawn Achor prove it’s truth in Big Potential, but I’ve also personally seen the right Whos leading me to success, countless times. I firmly believe that, if you follow what it teaches, Who Not How is going to radically alter your life for the better.

Read full summary on Blinkist >>

Free Preview >>

Learn more about the author >>

Who would I recommend the Who Not How summary to?

The 33-year-old business owner who isn’t sure how to get their company to the next level, the 48-year-old that desperately needs help with their teenager, and anyone who has big goals that wants to see how to work smarter to accomplish them.

The post Who Not How Summary appeared first on Four Minute Books.Keep learning,
-Nik

NIK’S FREE SUMMARY OF THE DAY NEWSLETTER


Heyo, Nik here with your free summary of the day.

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Happy reading!


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1-Sentence-Summary: Who Not How will skyrocket your success, happiness, and fulfillment in all areas of your life by identifying why you’re looking at your problems the wrong way and how simply seeking to get the right people to help you will make all the difference.

Read in: 4 minutes

Favorite quote from the author:

Who Not How Summary

I still remember how devastated seven-year-old me was to see the Utah Jazz get destroyed in the NBA finals by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls two years in a row. I was a huge Jazz fan and hated the Bulls and Jordan. At least until I learned their stories. 

This team wasn’t always on top, and neither was Michael Jordan. When he came on in 1984, he wasn’t seeing much success, despite already showing signs of being the best player in the NBA. 

The solution to their problem ended up not being a “How” but instead a “Who.” And it took a couple of Whos, including Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson, for the Bulls to get to the point where I saw them dominating in and around 1997 and 1998. 

I love hearing this story now not only because I don’t really care about the Jazz anymore, but more because I love learning how teaming up with the right people helps you stop spinning your wheels and instead leads to success. 

That’s why I loved Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy’s newest book Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork and believe that you’re going to love it too.

Here’s the book summarized in just 3 lessons:

  1. Ask yourself “who can help me accomplish this?” instead of “how am I going to get this done?”
  2. Getting the right Whos in your life will free up your time.
  3. You will make more money when you find Whos to complete your Hows.

Are you excited to discover a whole new world of productivity and freedom by asking one simple question? Let’s go!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

Download PDF

Lesson 1: If you want to get more done, consider the people that can help you instead of worrying about the best way to do it.

A couple of years ago I was in a job working for a boss that I didn’t really like. I remember sitting there one day realizing that I didn’t want to be there anymore and asking myself how in the world I was going to get out. 

But I was asking the wrong question, as I was soon to discover. Thankfully, I quickly began asking the right one without even knowing it. 

Not long afterward I started writing on Medium.com. Six months later had a freelance writing gig because of friendships I’d made there. 

Two months after that, I had lost my job. But again, because of my connections, I got to start my own company. 

And just this month I get to buy a house in a wildly competitive market thanks to some amazing friends.

These experiences are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how success has found its way to me because I’ve met the right people instead of worrying about how it was going to get done. 

This is the power of Who Not How. I could complicate it but at its core, all you need to do to utilize the massive potential within this tool is stop asking “How will I get this done?” and instead ask “Who will help me reach my goal?” in all aspects of your life.

Lesson 2: You will have more time if you find the right people to help you reach your goals.

As a 16-year-old living in California, Richie Norton wanted to get a job. After hearing about this, Richie’s dad told him that he didn’t want Richie to get a job. What Richie really wanted was money, so his dad told him how he could get it. 

Soon, Richie and his brother were driving their family’s van, with all the backseats out of it, to a watermelon farm. They bought all the deformed watermelons, which the farmers couldn’t sell. 

Once they got home, Richie and his brother started going down the list in the phonebook, calling everybody and offering his watermelons. A few hours later he’d made more than he would have the entire summer working a full-time job. 

Initially, Richie’s question was “How will I make the money I want?” The only answer he could come up with was a job that would have cost him the entire summer’s worth of time. 

Instead, with the right Who, his entrepreneur dad, Richie cut down the amount of time it took him to earn that money significantly, leaving his whole summer open for fun. 

When you ask Who instead of How, you’ll save an exponential amount of time.

Lesson 3: You will earn more money when you find the right Whos to solve your Hows.

In addition to being the managing editor here at Four Minute Books, I am also a licensed professional engineer. I own my own company for both the writing and engineering. While both are doing well now, they weren’t always. 

Earlier this year I lost my biggest engineering client, and with them, over half of my income within that company. Thankfully it was a cordial separation, they’d just grown big enough to need their own engineer. 

But I was still asking how to get the income back.

I was meeting with coaches, asking friends, and constantly wondering how I was going to find another client. I don’t have a lot of sales skills, so I felt lost. 

Things began to change, however, after shifting my focus to the question “Who can help me get more clients?” I realized that I had a family member with sales experience who had recently lost his job. I asked him if he would like to make some money helping me get more clients, and he did.

He’s since helped me get not only one new client, but almost three, with opportunities to get more. Now, my engineering company is well on its way to making that money back and more. 

If you want to reach your big financial goals, start asking “Who can help me with this?” instead of how.

Who Not How Review

Man, I love this idea. Not only did Shawn Achor prove it’s truth in Big Potential, but I’ve also personally seen the right Whos leading me to success, countless times. I firmly believe that, if you follow what it teaches, Who Not How is going to radically alter your life for the better.

Read full summary on Blinkist >>

Free Preview >>

Learn more about the author >>

Who would I recommend the Who Not How summary to?

The 33-year-old business owner who isn’t sure how to get their company to the next level, the 48-year-old that desperately needs help with their teenager, and anyone who has big goals that wants to see how to work smarter to accomplish them.

The post Who Not How Summary appeared first on Four Minute Books.Keep learning,
-Nik

Weblog of the Day 25-11-2020


I subscribe to many Newsletters. One of them is from Vanessa Von Edwards ” People Science”. I learned a new word today morning “

verklempt/. fəˈklɛmt, vəˈklɛmt/

adjective INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICANV

Overcome with emotion. “she was all verklempt earlier this week over her latest split from her husband”

She is one of the best Udemy Instructor where I learned Body Language, Gestures and their use in my Toastmasters Projects. Profound !

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A friend posted a Vintage Telephone – seeking a Caption. Does anyone here remember using this?

RANDOM Phrase of the day:

My Cup of Tea

Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.

WEIRD WORD OF THE DAY:

impedimentat

Things that impede;

baggage

WORD OF THE DAY
Retroject
reh-trə-JEKT
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, mid 19th century
1Project backwards.
 
Examples of Retroject in a sentence “He presented a hypothesis that retrojected the previous learnings.” “He was reminiscing about his youth, retrojecting about his past accomplishments.”

RANDOM PICTURE: INTERESTING,, NO?

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned. Adult. You have become adult.”
– Harlan Ellison, Paingod and Other Delusions

A FACT.

Extreme ironing is a sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. It originated in England.

Witty Quotes of the day:

“Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.” – Lord Byron

“She has all of the virtues I despise, and none of the vices I admire.” – Winston Churchill

Interesting article

https://www.icij.org/investigations/fincen-files/belgiums-biggest-banks-propose-system-to-share-suspected-money-laundering-information/

Below: from Seth Godin’s Newsletter

Subconscious pre-filtering

It’s entirely possible to believe that your ideas come from the muse, and your job is to simply amplify them. And that successful people are lucky because the muse keeps giving them useful and powerful ideas.

I’m not sure that’s what successful people do. All of us get an endless supply of ideas, notions and inklings. Successful people, often without realizing it, ignore the ones that are less likely to ‘work’, and instead focus on the projects that are more likely to advance the mission.

It’s possible to get better at this pre-filtering. By doing it out loud. By writing out the factors that you’re seeking, by explaining to someone else how your part of the world works.

Instinct is great. It’s even better when you work on it.

“Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.”

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F.Q.T.D

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”

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SETH GODIN’S NEWSLETTER BELOW

Butterfly hunting

Ideas are like that.

The successful editor, curator or entrepreneur doesn’t go hunting ideas to kill them, but to celebrate them, identify them and dance with them.

And a brutal, all-out frontal attack won’t work. It’s not about raising a ton of money or insisting that the world supply you with only the good ideas. Quibi failed because of the hubris of believing that the ideas could be conjured on a schedule. And countless middlemen have struggled with the dead-end of only wanting to embrace the good ideas, which are often impossible to distinguish from the others at a distance.

Sometimes, you need to look more closely, to reconsider or to circle around again.

And sometimes we go butterfly hunting and find nothing at all.

Fred Hills, who published fifty New York Times bestsellers (including my first one) died a few weeks ago. He took the quest literally, and used to go butterfly hunting with Nabakov. His belief in my book was matched by the trust he offered me and so many authors to find our voice and share it.

Chris Meyer was another butterfly hunter, patiently connecting, leading and challenging, turning on lights in a way that made everyone in the room see the possibilities that lay just ahead.

The ideas are there. It might take patience to nurture them.

[HT to Lisa DiMona.]

A Q T D

“The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.”

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Railways To Replace Guard Vans On Freight Trains With EoTT Devices


Railways To Replace Guard Vans On Freight Trains With EoTT Devices byArun Kumar Das-Nov 25, 2020 11:57 AM A guard van Snapshot The equipment is designed to do the guard’s job by giving an indication to the loco driver in case of parting of wagon or coach from the rear side of the train. Each set of EoTT devices is estimated to cost approximately Rs 10 lakh. Emphasising on technology, Indian Railways is installing a new system to do away with guard vans and the practice of deploying guards at the rear-end of goods trains to ensure all wagons remain intact when the train is in motion. The technology-driven initiative envisages replacement of guard vans with fully loaded wagons equipped with a sophisticated device called the End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) system.

Railways To Replace Guard Vans On Freight Trains With EoTT Devices
Railways To Replace Guard Vans On Freight Trains With EoTT Devices

Global tax system ‘programmed to fail,’ says new report on revenue losses – ICIJ


Countries lose more than $427 billion in revenue each year from tax dodging by companies and wealthy individuals, according to groundbreaking new research by the Tax Justice Network. The nonprofit published the “State of Tax Justice” report on Friday and estimates that global tax losses could pay for the salaries of almost 34 million nurses around the world. The United States, itself a tax haven that strips money from other countries, lost enough revenue from its own residents and corporations to pay for the salaries of more than 1.1 million nurses paid an average U.S. salary, TJN Found. “A global tax system that loses over $427 billion a year is not a broken system, it’s a system programmed to fail,” Alex Cobham, chief executive of the Tax Justice Network, said at the report’s release. “Under pressure from corporate giants and tax haven powers like the Netherlands and the UK’s network, our governments have programmed the global tax system to prioritize the desires of the wealthiest corporations and individuals over the needs of everybody else.” TJN says that its report is the first study to provide country-by-country estimates of losses due to corporate tax abuse and tax evasion. As the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists explains here, traditional definitions hold that tax evasion is illegal (a crime), but tax avoidance uses legal loopholes to reduce or avoid paying taxes. TJN found that multinational corporations avoid $245 billion while the world’s top 1 percent, who have been growing their wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, avoid $182 billion. While rich countries lost the most tax revenue in overall terms, poorer countries lost disproportionately more than wealthier countries, TJN found. Latin America and Africa’s tax losses equal 20.4% and 52.5% of those regions’ public health budgets respectively, according to the report. Senegal in West Africa, for example, loses $168.2 million in revenue from tax dodging companies and individuals each year, according to the research. The amount is more than 70% of Senegal’s health budget. In 2016, ICIJ revealed as part of its Paradise Papers investigation that Senegal could have lost almost $9 million in taxes on one deal with a Canadian company. TJN’s report also shows Mauritius, the focus of ICIJ’s 2018 Mauritius Leaks investigation, drains other countries of more than $1.3 billion in revenue.

Global tax system ‘programmed to fail,’ says new report on revenue losses – ICIJ

ICC complaint alleging Uighur genocide cites China Cables as evidence – ICIJ


16. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November


16. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November

Violence

This day seeks to bring awareness of violent attacks against women, especially those from marginalized groups and communities.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: Inspiring tales of women who dared to speak up against violence
  • Infographic idea: X NGOs that are leading the fight against gender violence
  • Video idea: Simple self-defense moves every woman should know
  • Podcast idea: Why is it important to offer support to women who have undergone physical/mental abuse?

Brand campaign that worked:

Through its #ActAgainstAbuse campaign, Femina aims to highlight the rising cases of domestic violence during the COVID lockdown.