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“The works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity”

Thanks to Tanay (@tanayj) for sharing the anecdote below. Because of it, I’ve begun to read Art & Fear (Amazon). The book is inspirational and reads like a softer version of “The War of Art” (which I thoroughly enjoyed and wrote about here).

3 lý do không nên tự lắp thiết bị giám sát hành trình
Monday May 06, 2019

Sai lầm lớn của một số chủ xe đó là tự lắp thiết bị giám sát hành trình để tiết kiệm chi phí mà không hề biết nếu lắp không đúng quy trình hoặc lắp sai cách sẽ khiến cho thiết bị không phát huy được hết hiệu quả.  Sau đây là 3 lý do […]

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The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot — albeit a perfect one — to get an “A”. Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes — the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay. — From “Art and Fear”

Highlights from Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
Monday May 27, 2019

Thanks to @sivers. — Reading books is like conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. The advice we give others is the advice that we ourselves need. The more we are exposed to a stimulus, the higher our threshold of fear becomes. We never look at projections, but we look very deeply at track […]

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It also reminds me of this quote:

“Quantity is a quality all its own.”

The source?

LÀM THẾ NÀO ĐỂ LẮP THIẾT BỊ GIÁM SÁT HÀNH TRÌNH AN TOÀN
Friday May 17, 2019

Đây là nỗi băn khoăn của rất nhiều tài xế và chủ doanh nghiệp các công ty vận tải để làm thế nào lắp thiết bị giám sát hành trình một cách an toàn, đúng cách không gây cháy nổ. Hôm nay, hãy để chuyên gia kĩ thuật của Bình Anh gợi ý làm thế […]

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Joseph Stalin.

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