“The path to greatness is not easy but can be made easier with
Three paths to greatness:
- Deliberate practice
- Reverse Engineering
Three ways to
#1 - COLLECT
Collecting examples of greatness to discover the underlying blueprint because it leads to implicit learning
implicit learning:Detecting patterns even when you’re not trying to consciously learn
Example: Even though Vincent van Gogh was very poor, he owned 1000 Japanese prints to his name.
Tip: Create a greatness library!
#2 - DECODE
Look beyond what is evident on the surface and find a hidden structure:
- How was it designed?
- How can you recreate it?
- Copy-working: start copying pages from something that you think is “great”, which is going to help you understand:
- Reverse outlining: Take a finished product to reverse engineer and find the underlying outline for it (Example of the TED talk: Do skills kill creativity?)
- Contrasting: Compare what makes something that is good different from “great”
How it will help?
Greatness checklist for your next product
The threshold for greatness is always moving and evolving
#3 - Evolve to add freshness
Broad range of experiences and skills
Get inspiration from external sources
1. How I’ve already been doing it in my personal life?
- Youtube playlists
- Blogging: my website and medium
Tools I use for my collection:
mymind is the extension for your mind.
In a time when every company has a bid on our data, when we exchange our privacy for information, when every move we make is influenced by how others will perceive it, we have little space to call our own. Our minds have been taken captive: By social approval systems, by newsfeeds and timelines, by advertisements and corporate agendas.
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Notion - One workspace. Every team.
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Musi - Simple Music Streaming
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2. I’m going to apply this in my life further for business?
Studying other founders
Studying successful products
Product Hunt - The best new products in tech.
Hi, I'm Marty! I'm the founder of Poolsuite, an eclectic, ultra-summer music project, and Vacation®, the world's best smelling sunscreen. I use a bunch of tools in my day-to-day to manage things like my to-do's, calendar, music & moodboards. Here's my personal stack.
Reverse engineering different products