December 5, 2022: You Aren't Learning If You Don't Close the Loops

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp πŸ‘‹

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

πŸ“š 3 Good Articles for You

You Aren't Learning If You Don't Close the Loops
by Cedric Chin (10min)
The PDSA loop (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a deceptively simple idea from W. Edwards Deming that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving. It is often difficult to see a loop through to the end, as people can get distracted by something else that is more appealing. To apply PDSA, there is no trick, you have to get your organization to close the loops it starts. This is essentially the scientific method as applied to business and can help a company stay ahead of the competition.
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When You’re Overwhelmed, Simplify
by Leo Babauta (4min)
When we feel overwhelmed, it's often because we have too many commitments and we're afraid of letting people down. To simplify, we need to first notice our fear and anxiety and then take one thing from the Huge Pile and focus completely on it. We can also start saying No more to protect our time and commitments. Simplifying can help us feel more in control and less anxious.
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How to Move a Mind: Barry Lopez on the Power of Metaphor Over Data
by Maria Popova (3min)
Barry Lopez believes that metaphor is more powerful than data when it comes to moving the human soul. He suggests that the great political questions of our time can be addressed by looking to the natural world for models. He criticizes his own culture for assuming that conversations should remain respectful, but the outcome must conform to what is considered "reality". Reality is a tapestry of subjectivities and tacit consensuses, limited by human consciousness and its blind spots for strata of reality that we are unable to perceive.
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πŸ“£ Community

  • 🟩 Launched a Chrome extension for ChatGPT
    As a side project, we launched a Chrome extension for ChatGPT. With this, you can use ChatGPT on the sidebar while you're using opening the current tab.
  • 🟧 Monthly Community Meetup on Dec 9, 2022
    We will have a monthly casual meetup on December 9, 2022, at 11 am (PT). We look forward to meeting and chatting with you :) Please feel free to jump in and out!
  • πŸŸ₯ Read5for5 Challenge starts next week
    We're going to have the Read5for5 challenge in the week of December 12th! We will share the details this weekend. Let's read good articles and connect with like-minded people 🀝

❀️  Gratitude

We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!
Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs πŸ™‚ We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

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