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Fantastic read - a great marathon through the book in one breath
22 June 2017
Fantastic read and great inspiration reading Rob’s philosophy and ideas. Especially loved the VVKIK model, helping you understand how to convert thoughts and theory into tactics and actions.
One of the core takeaways for me is - Perseverance: keep doing it until you figure it out and it becomes the new reality. I was reading a book right before I started Life Leverage, called Black Box Thinking by Mathew Syed, and this is a core hypothesis there too. E.g. we are super adverse to failure, but there wouldn't be any progress and success without failure. Obviously, we are talking about the controlled failure. Moreover, most of the big leaps and innovations came by this way. These didn't happen overnight, but were achieved through trial and error, repeated iterations until the best possible outcome.
Another key learning for me is, take action now. Don't wait until you burn out trying to find the perfect product/solution. Get it out early and improve it based on real feedback. There were lots of patents for cutting edge technologies decades ago. But companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Dyson succeeded, not because they invented the technology, but because they went through the trial and error phase, and found the formula to translate the innovation into the real consumer life.