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Unlearning the Need for Answers

Posted in Anti-Library, Business, Culture, Education, Future, General, Human Resources, Philosophy, Politics, Quotes, Unlearn Strategy

Gregory Rodriguez recently had an excellent article in the Los Angeles Times entitled "The danger of not knowing how to inquire." In many ways, it is a positive review Andrea Batista Schlesinger's new book, "The Death of Why?" but, more broadly, the article questions American's penchant for action. In part, this penchant for action is…


How to Conduct an “Unterview”

Posted in Anti-Library, Business, General, Human Resources, Unlearn Strategy

Face-to-face interviews are not nearly as effective as most people like to believe — as I explained in this recent post on "unlearning the interview." Nevertheless, if you are bound and determined to conduct one, I recommend turning the interview process on its head and conducting what I call an "unterview." Below are a few…


Unlearning 101: Lesson #23 — Unlearning Labels

Posted in Anti-Library, General, History, Science, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Today’s addition to my anti-library is “Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention from Fire to Freud” by Peter Watson. Related Post Unlearning the Value of Experts Unrelated Post Unlearn Your Mindset


Unlearning 101: Lesson #22 — Unlearning Over-confidence

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Today’s addition to the anti-library is Mark Kurlansky’s new book, “The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food from the Lost WPA Files.” Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #16 — Unlearn Your Preferences Unrelated Post Train Your Mind to See Opposing Points of View


Unlearning 101: Lesson #21 — Free isn’t Always Free

Posted in Anti-Library, Business, General, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Non-profit, Quiz, Unlearn Strategy, Unlearning 101 Episodes

In honor of today's post, I'm adding Charlie Seife's book, "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea" to my anti-library. Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #16 — Unlearn Your Perspective Unrelated Post Unlearning the Great Wall


Unlearning 101: Lesson #20 — Rust-Proof Yourself

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Today’s addition to the anti-library is Simon Winchester’s “The Map That Changed Everything.” Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #1 — Begin an Anti-Library Unrelated Post Unlearning Happiness


How Can People (and Businesses) Unlearn

Posted in Anti-Library, Business, Creativity, Culture, Education, General, History, Innovation, Jump the Curve, Sports, Stories, Unlearn Strategy

Yesterday, I wrote this post entitled "Why Businesses Must Unlearn." Shortly thereafter a thoughtful reader posed this question: "I like this idea of an organization doing some top-down "unlearning" of bad habits. But what new habits do they develop and put in place — how do you get a seasoned exec that's devoted to a…


Unlearning 101: Lesson #19 — What Can We Unlearn About Our Solar System

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Today's addition to my anti-library is David Bodanis' book about Albert Einstein, E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation. Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #10: Change Your Worldview Unrelated Post Unlearning Urban Myths


Unlearning 101: Lesson #16 — Unlearn Your Perspective

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Today's addition to my anti-library is Edward De Bono's "Lateral Thinking: Creativity Ste by Step."


Unlearn Your Parking Habits

Posted in Anti-Library, Culture, Current Affairs, General, Travel

Are you one of those people who drives around a parking lot looking for the "perfect spot" in the hopes of saving time and/or effort? Well, if you are it is a habit that you might want to unlearn because it isn't saving you any time. The following is a passage from the new book…


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