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Anthony Pica

Digital Journal

This is where I post some of my writing online.

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Keeping Life Simple

A post about second-order effects and how every action has a reaction. To keep life simple, be aware of The Diderot Effect, The Luxury Trap, and The Snowball Effect.

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Socratic Questioning for Product Dialogue

Asking questions, rather than just making statements, is a good way to overcome communication issues commonly caused by ambiguity and preconceptions.

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Steal Like an Artist - Book Summary

Be creative by putting in the work to connect ideas from multiple sources.

Steal Like An Artist book cover
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Blameless Problem Solving & Extreme Ownership

In war, leadership is critical. One of my favorite books is by two retired Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who share leadership lessons learned during the Iraq War and draw parallels with the business world.

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The 4x4 technique is how I fall asleep 💤

When all else fails, a breathing exercise saves the night.

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Effort Over Accomplishment

I know you want to be the best version of yourself. If you don’t succeed, I know you’ll learn from it, practice, improve, and win again.

Sharpen the saw