Six simple things from the authors of Blending Leadership. This edition: kintsugi, anti-astonishment, and rotisserie chickens.
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Here are six starting points for leaders, learners, and idea amplifiers. 

  1. “In Japan, instead of tossing [broken] pieces in the trash, some craftsmen practice the 500-year-old art of kintsugi, or “golden joinery.”
  2. It’s astonishing that anti-astonishment is a thing . . . and seemingly quite useful.
  3. “Alice wants to send Bitcoin to Bob, but only if Bob delivers the merchandise he has promised. Bob wants to ensure he is paid for his merchandise. They both trust Trent to adjudicate a dispute but do not wish to trust him with the funds.”  This is not an elaborate setup for a joke — it’s a concrete example from a technical though readable introduction to multi-sig, a security feature from the bitcoin world.  
  4. Twenty-six different — some goofy, some deeply insightful — ways to meet with your team, including the Swedish word for “have coffee together.”
  5. Costco supposedly loses 30-40 million in revenue on their rotisserie chickens (which are cheaper than their raw chickens). It’s a strategy.
  6. If this Blending Leadership Newsletter is our version of Costco rotisserie chicken, then our blogs (Steve’s and Reshan’s) and book are examples of Costco’s uncooked chicken. Check them out.
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Reshan & Steve
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