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The Generalized Hawthorne Effect
"So we can formulate a generalized version of the Hawthorne Effect: the effectiveness of a tool depends almost entirely on the amount of mindful attention being devoted in its use, not the specific form the attention takes. "
psychology  technology  habit  attention  utility  tools  deliberate  practice 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » The Father of Deliberate Practice Disowns Flow
"In other words, the feeling of flow is different than the feeling of getting better. If all you seek is flow, then you’re not going to get better. There is no avoiding the deliberate strain of real improvement. "
practice  deliberate  flow  psychology  growth  learning 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » On Becoming a Math Whiz: My Advice to a New MIT Student
"But this isn’t about natural aptitude, it’s about practice. That other student has more practice. You can catch-up, but you have to put in the hours, which brings me back to my original advice: keep working even after you get stuck.

That’s where you make up ground."
talent  success  school  academic  mathematics  practice  deliberate 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » The Pyramid Method: A Simple Strategy For Becoming Exceptionally Good
"I call this general technique the Pyramid Method. I claim that it’s a powerful approach for anyone looking to transform an interest or natural talent into an expertise that cannot be ignored. Regardless of the pursuit in question, if you want to take it someplace serious, follow Chris’s example. This means:

Pick a single relevant venue to join at the entry level and work to increase your standing.
Make sure the venue offers clear metrics on your progress
school  success  practice  deliberate  productivity  inspiration  strategy  learning 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Home - Deliberate Culture Tribe Database
"Culture is rules, ideas, and ways of life that are passed down and carried on through the generations. Deliberate Culture is when individuals who are dissatisfied with their current culture, simply carefully and deliberately create a new one for themselves.

These individuals are inspired by books like Daniel Quinn's Ishmeal and Jean Liedloff's The Continuum Concept. This wiki is connected to the blog It's purpose is to provide a registry of deliberate cultures, or invented tribes that people actively live within, and to give guidelines and resources for those inspired to do so."
culture  design  deliberate  environment 
march 2011 by tsuomela

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