Deep Work and 30 Hour Method

When we want to learn something new, we wait until motivation strikes us, then we tinker around for a few hours without a clear direction. As soon as we realize that we’re not getting anywhere, we get discouraged and give up. The formula to induce motivation...

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Published on Nov 28, 2020

Adam Smith : Grandfather of Economics

Wrote the book 'Wealth of Nations'(1776) - that was the beginning of economics as a separate discipline.

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Published on Nov 28, 2020


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Published on Nov 12, 2020

Pertinent Negative

If you are describing something - make sure you mention something that you would expect to be there - but was missing. Eg. If you see candle sticks - but no candles, candles are the Pertinent Negative

Tagged With: #visual-intelligence #attention #perception

Published on Nov 04, 2020

Two Types of Empathy

Person can imaginatively take the role of another and can understand and accurately predict that person's thoughts, feelings and actions.

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Published on Nov 02, 2020

Pseudo Sets - Behavior Push

Create and communicate clear ‘pseudo-sets’ to persuade people to complete a certain number of tasks (you've read 1 out of 4), encourage a specific number of donations (donate 6 packs, 1 for each family member), or buy a group of products (collect all 5 candles). People will stop at the reference point you set, but they are much more likely to reach it rather than abandoning earlier.

Tagged With: #behavior #psychology #permanent-notes

Published on Oct 23, 2020

Update World View on Surprise

When you get surprised, its a good indicator that your prediction was wrong or that one of your world views were wrong. It should be used as a trigger to update your world view.

Tagged With: #surprise #world-view

Published on Sep 16, 2020

Change Story

In times of transformation, leadership should develop a change story that helps all stakeholders understand where the company is headed, why it is changing, and why this change is important.

Tagged With: #change-management #change

Published on Sep 11, 2020

Power of Gentleness

We can solve an issue by attacking the problem - but you are using up a lot of energy that way. The more you know, you will be able to get the result with gentler actions.

Tagged With: #gentle #effort

Published on Aug 23, 2020