Useful advanced info and techniques of writing and testing Smart Contracts: basic data types, reference data types, global variables, gotchas with dynamic arrays, validations and modifiers, debugging, generating random numbers, sending ether.
What qualities are important to become a great communicator? Is it Charisma or Sincerity? Or something else? How to identify your strengths and weaknesses? And how to use them?
How to answer uncomfortable questions - the questions that difficult for you to answer? There are 8 strategies and 5 things that you should NOT do.
What is the right toolset for Blockchain development? Here are some keywords: nodejs, npm, web3, solc, ganache, mocha, metamask, rinkeby, infura, remix…
How people should learn by watching outcomes and why they do not learn?
There are many unknown circumstances - so we do not know the real cause of the outcome. Luck also plays a big part here, so we don’t know if it’s luck or skill.
Also we are distorted with our biases:
- self-serving bias
- and inverted self-serving bias
How to overcome our biases and learn better?
Poker players make decisions by making bets. Why do we all need to learn to make decisions using bets too?
There is a trap of “Motivated reasoning” bias. But, fortunately, there are facilitating questions that direct our minds in the right direction.
We must also move away from using the all-or-nothing confidence scale. Instead, we must learn to measure our confidence in percentages. This will not only help us win more, but it will also make us more credible communicators and make teamwork around us more efficient.
The initial questions that any founder faces with:
- How to find the idea for startup?
- How to find your “ikigai” (your reason for being)?
- How to see great opportunities everywhere and everyday?
- How to assess your ideas ahd choose the best one?
Why ask questions during a conversation? What mistakes do we make in communication? Two types of questions. Three characteristics of a good listener. The structure of a good question. The structure of the ideal question.
It is impossible to live without conflicts. But how to make the conflict constructive?
Thomas Gordon, author of “Parent Effectiveness Training”, invented the “I-message” that is now taught in many business education programs. Lesson 8 of Communication Genius describes I-message in detail:
- What NOT to say during conflicts
- What is the I-message
- What is the structure of the I-message
Our Rational Answer books club has selected a book for February. It is “Thinking in Bets” by Annie Duke: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Bets-Making-Smarter-Decisions-ebook/dp/B074DG9LQF
This book is written by a multi-million dollar poker tournaments winner (and her brother is also a multi-million dollar poker tournaments winner - so it’s a family business ;))
She teaches how to apply poker thinking to make decisions in financial markets, strategic planning, human resources, law, entrepreneurship…