How to make the most of meetings, with Tim Ferriss, Elon Musk, and Carson Tate

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  • What are subscribers learning this week? Tim Ferriss explains why the smartest person in the room may be the person least afraid to look dumb.
  • In one of our Deep Dives, learn how the quality of our future lives will depend on the answers to 3 technology questions.
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  • A former clandestine operative reveals a CIA method for reading an adversary's mind.
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Big Think Edge: Learn 3 new skills this week

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  • In this week's trio of Big Think Edge videos, it's all about mastery, whether you want to be a master explainer, master presenter, or a master problem-solver.
  • A great explanation can only come from a deep understanding of your topic, says Mihir Desai. Want your slide shows to excel? Nancy Duarte's got your strategy. That mind-boggling problem won't be so impossible to resolve once you distill it to its essence, says Po-Shen Loh.
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Dealing with High-Conflict People

Recognize the Patterns of High-Conflict Personalities

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  • High-conflict personalities demonstrate a pattern of behavior that increases conflict rather than reducing or resolving it.
  • These patterns include blaming others, all-or-nothing mindsets, unmanaged emotions, and extreme behaviors.
  • By learning to recognize these patterns in others and/or yourself, you can navigate these minefields more safely, or better yet, defuse them.
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