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At the root of everything is an idea. The idea grows and attaches itself to another one. Piece by piece they become a part of our mental repertoire and turn into tools. These tools when practiced turn into skills we can use to build whatever we choose. Big Skill studies ideas and pieces them with others. We share them with you, in hope that they can add to your toolbox and advance your skill level.

Whatever you want is attained by first developing the basic skills; those that start wide and provide breadth. Then you can specialize by going deeper. Big Skill focuses on the basics. By developing them, you strengthen all higher level skills. Like building blocks, we lay one piece on top of another.

We learn the ideas from multiple sources, taking them apart, figuring out the best ways to practice them, and sharing them with you. We believe the better we understand and handle the basics, the easier it will be for us to advance, create opportunities, understand the world, drive change, and be of value to our community.

Welcome! We’ve been expecting you…

At the root of everything is an idea. The idea grows and attaches itself to another one. Piece by piece they become a part of our mental repertoire and turn into tools. These tools when practiced turn into skills we can use to build whatever we choose. Big Skill studies ideas and pieces them with others. We share them with you, in hope that they can add to your toolbox and advance your skill level.

Whatever you want is attained by first developing the basic skills; those that start wide and provide breadth. Then you can specialize by going deeper. Big Skill focuses on the basics. By developing them, you strengthen all higher level skills. Like building blocks, we lay one piece on top of another.

We learn the ideas from multiple sources, taking them apart, figuring out the best ways to practice them, and sharing them with you. We believe the better we understand and handle the basics, the easier it will be for us to advance, create new opportunities, understand the world, and be of value to our community.

What kind of skills can you learn here?

How to learn

Develop the ability to learn faster, gain deeper understanding, and remember when it matters most. Read more…

How to practice

We need ways to continue our learning, develop our ability, increase the level of challenge, and ultimately achieve flow. Read more…

How to develop grit

Learn to deal with setbacks you encounter in life. Develop the mindset that will help you to keep going despite difficulty. It’ll keep your focus in the right place. Read more…

How to think better

Learn to develop your critical, creative, and dialogical thinking. Develop your curiosity and ask more questions. Read more…

The Big ideas

Learn ‘The Big ideas’ that relate to all subjects and use those to better understand deeper concepts. Learn about mental models, the multidisciplinary approach to thinking, and cognitive biases. Read more…

How to problem solve and make decisions

When we problem solve or make decisions we have a tendency to go with our gut instinct. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. Find out why…

Philosophy of life

Learn about different philosophers and all the great ideas they share about life, especially the good life.

Experiments

Try out the experiments we come up with by mixing the ideas we learn. Test them out and get out of your comfort zone.

On the shoulders of giants

Study and learn from experts in different fields. Learn what makes them able to do, what they do.

” Discover the latest research on learning and practice and how it can help reduce the amount of time it takes you to get good at whatever you want. ”

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” Learn how appreciating life’s difficulties can help you develop mental toughness and get exactly what you want. ”

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” Figure out how to use multiple perspectives, make better decisions, avoid common pitfalls, and see what no one else can see. ”

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Curious to know more about us…

What’s in it for you?

Articles, Ebooks and illustrated videos

that share ideas, research, and useful findings for you to learn and experiment with.

Experiments...

you can start doing today to implement the ideas in your life and benefit.

Short Book summaries...

so you can get the most important findings from books and be able to take advantage of them without having to spend hours reading.

A Supportive and Active Community...

where like minded people of all backgrounds come together to exchange ideas and perspectives, and in the process, help each other.

What’s in it for you?

Articles, Ebooks and illustrated videos

that share ideas, research, and useful findings for you to learn and experiment with.

Experiments...

you can start doing today to implement the ideas in your life and benefit.

Short Book summaries...

so you can get the most important findings from books and be able to take advantage of them without having to spend hours reading.

A Supportive and Active Community...

where like minded people of all backgrounds come together to exchange ideas and perspectives, and in the process, help each other.

Big Skill = Evolved Enterprise

Big Skill = Evolved Enterprise

We believe in a place where people have access to a good quality education. One which provides the tools necessary to succeed in any path. Education is a way to better understand ourselves and others. By doing that, we’re better able to create the life we want and effect positive change. We also believe in using business as a means to help improve the world. That’s why a percentage of our sales (Ebooks, affiliate commissions) is donated to different organizations active in improving the quality of education for future generations.

What People Are Saying About Us:

We’re just getting started. The foundations are being laid right now so you’ll find areas that are still ‘under construction’ or ‘coming soon.’ But since we got started, here are some things people in the community have said about our content.

David K
David K
Encourage your teens and young adults to use this book as guide to life’s choices!

I found this book very motivational for anyone who is looking for a change in their life. Many years of life experiences can teach you direction and this book can help you get a better start before years pass you by! I would recommend parents read this book and pass it on to their teenagers before they leave the nest!Highly recommend for getting a jump start on life.
Julian P
Julian P
Highly recommend it!!!

I have enjoyed reading this book. The author has given us easy to understand life messages, and, as said in his own words he guides us through with questions and proposals in his journey. I truly feel this is a great approach to start moving forward in life. I definitely will put in practice the author's recommendations and will also share my hard copy with friends and family.
Ellen G
Ellen G
Greatly enjoyed the various perspectives shared for viewing challenges.The most useful section in my opinion discusses 'Context'. The ideas on longer term thinking, zooming in, zooming out and breadth and depth are of great use when facing problems. They allow you to look at a situation from a variety of angles and better understand what's going on. The part on reframing has become an invaluable part of my everyday thought process as I encounter difficulties. An excellent read with solid research that I will certainly be coming back to often.

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The benefits of stress

The benefits of stress don't receive much attention. Maybe it's our desire to move away from pain and towards pleasure.  Stressful situations will build your stress tolerance. In, Antifragile,* Nassim Nicholas Taleb says the opposite of fragile, is...

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Why Being Wrong is Good

You are partly wrong. You are partly right. Context influences your perspective and that of others. By listening to many points of view, you stand to gain a deeper understanding. Humans have a tendency to pay attention to ideas that support what they...

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Making decisions

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong." -Thomas Sowell   What you want is waiting for you. You have to decide to go and get it....

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Pain and joy

All the pain, the sorrow, and the discomfort we feel, makes us stronger. This is difficult to accept whenever we go through difficult situations. Often, we get stuck and see no way of getting out. We go around in circles, deceiving ourselves into thinking...

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Curiosity Matters and here’s why

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."    -Albert Einstein   Our desire to know makes us curious and this leads us to ask questions, look for answers, and move forward. Questions create more...

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Spending time in solitude

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature." - Albert Einstein   Humans are social beings. Lieberman in his book, ‘Social,’ says, “Food, water, and shelter are not the most basic needs for an infant. Instead,...

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