The book talks about how we are developing our habit. Apparently the part of the brain responsible for this is called “Basil ganglia” this is a small golf ball sized middle part of our brain.
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I was supposed to pick up Wenda after class. I took my bike out from the car and park at the corner shop 2 blocks away from the pick up one. Chatting with one of my friend until I noticed that the pickup time had passed. When I came out to look for the bike it was gone. One of the lady mention that it seems like it is at 7-11. So I walked there. But find nothing. So I decided to walk to pick her up. I was walking along the sandy part and at some point it seems like the water level had rise and the path is getting flooded. So I had to navigate through the back of a 4 wheel drive. And that’s when I woke up.
Getting Things Done
The book started by telling a story about how much distraction we get in our day to day work. It goes on explaining about the concept of “The flow of water”. How the water react when you throw a stone at it. It will create a splash and ripple depends on the mass of the stone. No more and no less. And after the ripples are gone, it will go back to its calm state.
Turtle temple and Drone
Jamie was bragging about his new turtle temple. It was built half way between ground floor and basement. There is a slide for the turtle to play, with some sand to slide on. The temple itself had a hole in the roof, which is connected to the ground floor. To give the hue from it. When I peek in, I saw a drone Park in the ceiling. Jamie said if I can get to it, I can have it.
So I start to find the entrance to the temple. Jie suggest that the electric switchboard is the entrance, but it was fully secured. Next to that was a box that cover the hole, and you can easily remove the box to get to the ground floor which is the temple’s ceiling. So I manage to crawl in and grab the broken drone.
So I try to fix the drone, trying to figure out which part connected to which. Eventual I almost built it back. And I saw one of the broken pcb and try to put it back together. That’s when Peter came and told me that it was his done that hit the pole. The guy Is here to fix it. So I showed him what I had done and want to have our back, but he wasn’t me to keep working on it. So I did connected 2 center piece and that’s when the drone come to life. Apparently the guy control it remotely. And she showed us how it works. Then she tested the safety feature. She spun a different mode, and it wouldn’t hit you when it came closer. That is the new feature. So she tested it by holding it closer to her arm and our arm.
James came running around want to see what is all the fuss. But the want to go to toilet.
So the drone is fixed. Peter paid the guys, but I jokingly said he should have paid me. So he did hand me some money, which I gave back to earn respect. And finally Pete is adjusting the remote, and I am going home because James had came back. That’s when I woke up.
I visited recycling plant with 2 other colleague. In the plant I saw mom there as well looking at something that she can reuse. Some looks like candle that was misprint. My colleagues was scavenging some aluminum scrap, one of them crawl to the ceiling to drop a pile of. It almost drop on top of me.
Then there was a site supervisor that came and have a chat with us. He mentioned there are some recycled sack of rice, but no one knows what’s wrong with it, but better not to take them. I saw a pile of joss stick along with stacks of papers, the one that is used to make future money, being lifted by a huge moving carriages, some of the joss stick fell off because it got tangled with others along the way.
The plant shut at exactly 4:00 PM. So we can walk across the factory floor instead of having to circumnavigate around it. Then I’m back at the office waiting to have lunch, and I woke up.
This book is written to change the way you think about things. How to look at things from different perspective to trigger your imaginative thinking.
What is the similarity between School teacher and Sumo wrestlers? You probably wanted to know what the book is all about. The way the author present this is by showing the research based on the data. The data will never lie.
What causes the drop in crime rate in the 1990 in the US? where everyone is forecasting the increase in crime. Is it the effective police strategy? is it the boom of the economy? is it the gun control law? or is it due to the legalisation of abortion? the answer to this question might shock you in a way.
Another question that it pose to the reader is “If the drug dealer is rich why they are still living with their mother?”. There are in depth investigation within how the drug dealer organisation works, how the commission is being set, how the pecking order works.
All in all the book presents lots of data, and data analytics to get to the meaningful information.