I have binge watched Dan Pena videos all day today.
And in one video, he recommended we look into the etymology of the word “nice”.
So I did. And here is what it says:
Middle English (in the sense ‘stupid’): from Old French, from Latin nescius ‘ignorant’, from nescire ‘not know’. Other early senses included ‘coy, reserved’, giving rise to ‘fastidious, scrupulous’: this led both to the sense ‘fine, subtle’ (regarded by some as the ‘correct’ sense), and to the main current senses.
In simple speak, the origin of the word “nice” derives from stupid and ignorant: I find this to be interesting (and not surprising).
With that said, this Dan Pena documentary is quite the watch. Dan’s ruthless advice to coaching people will turn off many. Most hate everything Dan Pena stands for. But in the end, the same people get won over by Pena’s core beliefs.
Brian Rose of London Real (and his video team) did an AMAZING job publishing this two-part, behind-the-scenes video of Dan Pena’s Quantum Leap Advantage Seminar…
Here is part #1: