“Because the people who become great – no matter their field or area of endeavor – are those who are willing to be uncomfortable over and over again on the way to mastery. If you can continually challenge your own preference for being good at things, for being competent – and be willing instead to be in that awkward place of “I don’t really understand this right now”…well, then the 21st century is yours for the learning of it.”

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development


“It was a solution to a problem that people didn’t think existed. You’d fit somebody, they’d go away and become your ambassador, telling their friends and colleagues.”

“There was an assumption that pain was associated with cycling,” Jules adds. “The message from us then was, if you’re comfortable, you’re a more efficient cyclist. No one had heard of that, they assumed that they had to have their bars slammed down; that if they had knee pain, it was their fault, not that of their interface with the bike.”

Making the Kit Fit

Informational Universe

“This is the problem in the debate about Obamacare. The two sides live in different informational universes.

On the whole, though, costs are lower than expected, enrollment is higher than expected, the number of insurers participating in the exchanges is increasing, and more states are joining the Medicaid expansion. Millions of people have insurance who didn’t have it before. The law is working. But a lot of the people who are convinced Obamacare is a disaster will never know that, because the voices they trust will never tell them.”

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working.