- Itzhak Perlman was teaching Mya Shankar Violin, she remembers him often asking "What do you think you should do to make it better? What tools do you have at your disposal?"
- He explained "the more you learn to think for yourself and how to make decisions for yourself, better it is for the future"
Bruce Arians' philosophy comes from Bear Bryant, on ESPN
- Great coaches have two gifts = to be able to see, and to motivate/inspire
- "Coach 'em hard, hug 'em later" Bryant's parting words to Arians
- Bryant and Arians keen on work-life balance for their staff, "A happy family made for a better football coach"
Bruce Arians knows only one way, on ESPN
- BA "I'm having a blast every day....because I'm not coaching for my next job". Philosophy based upon "Coach it like you stole it"
- On his staff, "guys can do their job if you let them"
- Work-life balance crucial. "All that sleeping in the office stuff - guys can only learn so much"
- Encourages players to ask questions. If the coach can't tell you why you're doing the drill, don't do it.
TED Radio Hour Podcast - Courage, on NPR
- Margaret Heffernan:
"The most dangerous thing in organisations is silence - it's all those brains whizzing around full of observations, insight and ideas that are not being articulated"
Freakonomics Radio Podcast, on WNYC Studios
Episode How to be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future
- Philip Tetlock's 10 Commandments for Aspiring Superforecasters
1. Triage = focus on the questions where hard work is likely to pay off
2. Break seemingly intractible problems into tractible sub-problems
3. Strike right balance between inside views and outside views
4. Strike right balance between under and over reacting to evidence
5. Look for clashing causal forces at work in each problem
6. Strive to distinguish as many degrees of doubt as problem permits but no more
7. Strike right balance between over/under confidence, prudence and decisiveness
8. Look for errors behind mistakes but beware of rear view mirror hindsight biases
9. Bring out the best in others and let others do the same to you
10. Master the Forecaster Balancing Bicycle: can't learn to ride a bike by physics books, learning requires DOING with good feedback leaving no ambiguity about whether you are succeeding or failing.
Wax on, wax off: Way to movement Mastery? By Shawn Myszka, on footballbeyondthestats
- Early in career he bombarded athlete with cues - PARALYSIS BY ANALYSIS
- When athlete thinks about execution too deeply before or during movement, speed of execution and control of positions is greatly hampered
- Focus on EXTERNAL CUES rather than outcome goals
- Intention is the key to perfection
The 6 'Es' coaches need for every session by Mark Watts, on elitefts
1. Be an EXAMPLE - be vulnerable, honest, have integrity
2. Bring all your EXPERIENCE
3. Create an ENVIRONMENT - permeates right culture and attitude to enable success at all levels
4. Communicate EXPECTATIONS - consistent philosophy and methodology
5. Bring ENERGY
6. Have EMPATHY
How to spark creativity in children by embracing uncertainty, on KQED
- if students can be made to feel comfortable with uncertainty, they are more apt to be curious and innovative in their thinking
- Recommendations for how:
1. Address emotional impact of uncertainty - FAILURE IS PART OF INNOVATION
2. Assign projects that provoke uncertainty = invite students to find mistakes, present info for alien viewpoints, provide assignments that they'll fail.