The Motivation to Get it Right

The Motivation to Get it Right

Seven Dimensions
Updated Dec 30, 2019

Don’t aim for “level one” – go “level seven” in research terms when it comes to mastering facts and pursuing the core issue. 

Course Overview 

Colin McLaren, former homicide investigator and author, admits to Eve Ash that when researching a topic, he wants to be the best. That means going ever deeper into the core issues and mastering all the facts of a case. He peels away layers of accepted or believed facts, spending months and years, even employing translators, if necessary as he has done researching the history of the mafia. This is the difference between “level one” and “level seven” research. 

Key Learning Points 

Colin McLaren discusses the motivation to get it right: 

  • Get to the core issue 

  • Take pride in mastering the facts 

  • Have a desire to be the best 

  • Dig into knowledge and seek sources 

  • Aim for “level seven” in research terms 

Interviewer: Eve Ash 

Interviewee: Colin McLaren