Best 59 Quotes & Tweets on Team learning / growth

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1

You don’t have to be THE leader to be A LEADER. We all can contribute.

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

@mcuban

2

The person who learns the most in any classroom is the teacher. Lesson: If you really want to learn a topic, then “teach” it. Write a book. Teach a class. Build a product. Start a company. The act of making something will force you to learn more deeply than reading ever will.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Knowledge is discovered collectively, wisdom is rediscovered individually.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The best relationships are peer relationships. When given power over others, our ego justifies it by assuming we are smarter. Better to have people work with us than for us. Better motivated on the wrong thing than unmotivated on the right thing. Debate rather than dictate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut. But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China. Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Things that matter that aren't taught in school + Outcomes over ego (change your mind, don't take things personally, etc) + If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. + seek wealth (assets that earn) + Not all leverage is financial

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The fastest way to become exceptional is to work with exceptional people. If you want to be a great engineer, work at a company with great engineers. Want to start a company? Work for an early-stage startup with extraordinary founders. Watch them work, and learn by osmosis.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Persistence is paramount on the long road to product-market fit. Partners disappoint. Customers delay. Growth stalls. Passions fade. Loyalty to each other gets the team to the other side.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

An individual’s values, a company’s mission, and a nation’s constitution, all attract long term players playing long term games.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Friendship happens on the way to something else. If you “try to meet new people” it feels weird and forced. The more you aim for friendship, the more it eludes you. But if you aim to learn or achieve something with others, friendship happens naturally during the shared pursuit.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Delete your product backlog every six months. If it’s important, it will emerge again. If not, you’ll save your team the mental anguish of rehashing something that will never see the light of day.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

12

People who strive for excellence want to be developed not managed. The more comfortable someone is with being managed, the lower the potential. The more comfortable someone is managing others, the less likely they are to develop them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

The smarter you are the less likely you are to work well with consensus seeking groups.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Involve groups in the creative process and you inevitably end up with a pile of pleasing, socially-acceptable lies. Contrast blockbuster movies with the great books.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

As a general rule, the optimal strategy is to treat people as friends and attempt to win together rather than to treat people as enemies and attempt to win on your own.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

Average teams solve C+ problems as a unit. Good teams can solve B+ problems. To solve A+ problems, however, you need individuals and not consensus. All organization face all of these types of problems. The good ones approach them differently.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

After interviewing thousands of applicants it seems that the top reasons people decide to leave their jobs are: - they weren't able to have a large impact - they stopped learning/growing

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

Intelligence is interdependent. No single person can build a smartphone from scratch. Together we make them every day. The great multiplier of intelligence is cooperation. The collective brain of humanity vaults us to the top of the animal kingdom, not individual smarts.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

19

The best people need direction, not hierarchy; trust, not bureaucracy; and freedom, not excessive controls. These tools turn your great people into good ones so your less than average ones become average.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Learning to manage a team of engineers is much more profitable than learning to code.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

The online course arbitrage. People will pay $10-20 for a book, but those same people will pay $1,000-2,000 for the same information in a live video format. The lesson: People want more than information. They also want inspiration, accountability and friends to learn with.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

22

All learning is dependent on feedback. The faster the feedback, the faster you can learn. Thus, in many domains, the individual, team, or organization with the fastest feedback cycle is the one that wins.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

Coworking is a great way to surround yourself with people who don't want to work that hard.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

You can learn a lot from books and podcasts but here’s why you need to still seek out advice from people who have worked with a lot of startups 1:1— Books/podcasts don’t tell you what happens when things go bad. They will just give you the survivorship bias of what goes right.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

25

When two people invest in a relationship and add value when they don’t have to ... magic happens.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

The best interview is solving a problem together.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

27

Early employees make good founders because they know what early employees want. Founders make good investors because they know what founders want.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

28

My rules for business: 1) Team up with people who work fast. 2) Communicate in long-form writing as much as possible. 3) Do two kinds of planning: weekly planning and quarterly planning. Then, execute. 4) Learning and sharing the best of what I learn is my marketing strategy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

If you can only work with people with whom you agree on everything all the time, you're going to miss out on working with the best people.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

Organizations often signal what they lack. For example ... The more an organization tries to win a top employer award, the worse they actually are to work with. The award only feeds the ego of the people in the building. When you're great, you don't have to tell people.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

If you’re starting a company, empower your employees to be advocates. It’s a cheat code for building awareness and affinity.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

Most companies have tons of underutilized talent: * Employees overlooked during executive transitions. * Teammates who struggle to scale with a startup as the company grows. * People in the wrong role. Find these people and help them be productive. You can change their life.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

33

People learn fastest when they can imitate other people. Chefs learn by watching other chefs. Dancers learn by watching other dancers. Athletes learn by watching other athletes. But knowledge workers can’t really watch each other in action. Business opportunity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

Treat people the way you would want them to treat you if the situation was reversed. Not only does this prevent you from turning gold into lead, but often offers the path for turning lead into gold.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

The easiest way for organizations to improve decision making instantly is to remove decisions from groups and assign them to individuals.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

36

The entropy of people/organizations. We start young/hungry and drift toward old/complacent. Examples: - "You can trust me" v. "See you in court" - Focus on principles v. Focus on rules - Proactive v. Reactive - Humble v. Arrogant - Deep terrain knowledge v. Map knowledge

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

There’s more to learn from people that don’t use your product rather than the people who do.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

38

Everyone has an agenda. I prefer being open about mine so that people can self-select if they want to work with me. Many don't...that's okay! Everyone deserves to work with people whose agendas align with theirs. It makes building stuff a lot easier.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

39

If you’re good at getting things done, one of the best career decisions you can make is to team up with an fast growing content creator and run their business operations. Creators want to spend their time creating.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

If your team continually agrees with one another hire a skeptic.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

41

Codes of Conduct aren’t just there to protect marginalized groups but also to make the working atmosphere enjoyable for everyone else.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

42

What I've learned about online education: 1) People don't just want information. They want inspiration, friendship, and accountability. 2) Self-paced courses don't usually work because transformative learning can only happen with a group of peers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

43

How to work with creative people: Find people with bold beliefs, get the hell out of their way, and let them do their thing. If they’re good, they’ll surprise you. My only rule: Written summaries at the end of every week so I know what they’re thinking. Otherwise, pure freedom.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

44

Personal knowledge management is a booming field, but I’m surprised there isn’t an expert for group knowledge management. Such a profitable niche.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

The most challenging aspect of remote work is the inability to take long walks with teammates.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

46

If you’re not constantly learning from the people you work with, you’re working with the wrong people.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

47

Roam and Notion aren’t major competitors. Roam is a programming language for ideas, geared towards individuals. Notion bundles project management, corporate communications and knowledge management, and it’s geared towards teams.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

48

Almost all my friends want to be philosophy experts, but have read almost none of the important books. The problem: They want to learn with a group. But people who want a program with teachers and intelligent peers have to spend $40,000+ per year — which is way too expensive.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

Micro services as the defining architecture is a great example of what might work for massive teams can be death for smaller ones.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

50

The deep satisfaction in working and growing with the same people for a decade+ is the rare treat of going the distance. Be a stayup!

DHH

DHH

@dhh