Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future

  • 6h 7m 29s
  • Erika Andersen
  • Gildan Media
  • 2016

We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing boundaries with gene therapy and stem cell transplants. And decisions about where and how to work and live are nearly endless.

As new knowledge - and the possibilities that arise from that knowledge - propels us forward, leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today's world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously - in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice.

In her newest book, Be Bad First, Erika explores how we can become masters of mastery, proficient in the kind of high-payoff learning that's needed today. She encourages listeners to embrace being bad on the way to being great - to be novices over and over again as we seek to learn and acquire the new skills that will allow us to thrive in this fast-changing world.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1 The New Need to Learn—and Our Mixed Response
  • CHAPTER 2 The Drive to Mastery: We Want to Get Good
  • CHAPTER 3 Craking the Code: Michelangelo and ANEW
  • CHAPTER 4 Aspiration: Ya Gotta Wanna
  • CHAPTER 5 Neutral Self-Awareness: The American Idol Syndrome
  • CHAPTER 6 Endless Curiosity: Not Just Kid Stuff
  • CHAPTER 7 Willingness to Be Bad First: The Trap of Competence
  • CHAPTER 8 Slaying Your Personal Dragons: On the Road to Mastery
  • CHAPTER 9 Do It Now: Making ANEW Your Own


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