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Hello my friends,
I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by athletes that take a novel approach to their craft and ultimately change the way their game is played.
If you’re watching The Masters Golf Tournament this weekend look out for Bryson Dechambeau as he is a prime example of a “game-changer.”
Whether you’re a golf fan or not, his training process and style of play are fascinatingly innovative and wholly unexpected.
What can we learn?
Dave Perell’s analysis, in the People section below, provides an excellent break down of the major lessons, however, here are my own observations:
Don’t fall for conventional wisdom: Just because it’s always been done one way doesn’t mean it’s the best way.
Focus on your own performance: Don’t fall in love with your competitors.
Being different can be lonely: Until they realize you’re right, then they’ll copy you.
In my opinion, he’s having the exact opposite effect.
After years of being on its knees, he’s giving the game a chance of a comeback.
Let's get into it,
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Watching Swedish House Mafia create is a beautiful example of innovation. Creative ideas combined with fast editorial decisions.
The algorithm keeps pushing designer, Finn Rush-Taylor, onto my timeline. His conceptual designs combined with his 3D and virtual work make him one to watch.
Naturally waterproof, durable, and sustainable Bananatex claims to offer a viable alternative to synthetic fabrics.
Controversial golfer Bryson Dechambeau is changing the game as we know it. Here’s a great breakdown of the lessons we can learn from the “mad scientist of golf.”
David Griffin wrote this inspirational memo to the Cleveland Cavaliers when they were 1-3 in the 2016 NBA Finals. They subsequently turned things around to win in one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history.
Ben Hunt-Davis is a former rower turned motivational speaker. In his teams’ pursuit to win Olympic gold, at every step of the way, they asked themselves: Will it make the boat go faster? Some great lessons on teamwork and purpose.
We often hear of successful companies depending on a clear and aspirational vision. Overthink it, however, and it can be detrimental. Don’t fall into the “Vision Trap.”
An essay, on my own personal favorite application in the Microsoft Office Suite, Excel. “It’s likely the single application that would cause the most damage if it were wiped off the face of the earth tomorrow.” Excel never dies.
Fascinating discussion between Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Charles Rasion about ancient practices - heat exposure, fasting, and intense running - as a treatment for depression.
Out of Office
During the pandemic, a lot of people got a dog. I got a bike.