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People are not as manipulative as you think

Turns out that people are not as “endlessly manipulative” or predictable as we think and MIT studies (and many others) have challenged the theory that rewarding a desired behavior gets you more that behavior. This traditional incentive model works great … Continue reading

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Work, Relationships or Health: Choose Two.

Many companies develop their software based on what is called “agile development”. One agile process called “Scrum” involves advancing your product in small increments rather than making progress in larger chunks over a longer period of time. The idea is … Continue reading

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Kitty Kelly’s biography on Oprah Winfrey: 500 pages of cleverly packaged contempt

I just finished Kitty Kelly’s biography on Oprah Winfrey and was greatly disappointed. What I hoped would be a thoughtful, objective assessment of one of history’s iconic female figures turned out to be a 500 page subliminal rant. Kelly clearly … Continue reading

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My own Happiness Project

I’ve been reading Gretchen Rubin’s new book, The Happiness Project. I’m only on chapter 2 (which is all about remembering love) and I can already tell its my kind of book. I have a bent for books that inspire me … Continue reading

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Teaching kids a learning mindset

My son gives me a hard time when he sees me reading parenting, motivation or any kind of self-help book.Our conversations go something like this: 13YO: “Why do you read books on parenting when you are already a parent?” Me: … Continue reading

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