Tag: psychology

  • The Power Of Doing Only One Thing.

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    This idea of doing only one thing was sparked by an event that happened this week. I decided to delete all podcasts on my phone and only keep the Tim Ferriss Show. In other areas of my life, I’ve done the same. “I’ve selectively gone into each area and chosen one thing” All the other things […]

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  • I Don’t Believe in Climate Change

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    I was driving to work this morning with Cindy in the passenger seat next to me. I don’t know who she was referring to when she said, “it annoys me that he doesn’t believe in climate change.” I found myself responding, “I don’t believe in climate change either.” Then I stopped to consider whether that’s […]

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  • Your company doesn’t need a social purpose to succeed

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    Outside, a protest has taken over the streets. A moody cello player leaves his instrument and joins. Then a frustrated photographer. Cut to a lithe model in a silver dress. (Is that a Kardashian?) She observes the passing march, then rips off her blonde wig and joins the movement, too. The scene ends with a […]

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  • 3 ways to use social proof in marketing

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    The other day I was walking downtown with my friend when we walked past a street performer. He was just a regular guy, nothing fancy, but he was definitely good at singing and he was engaged in my performance. My friend remarked that “I can never walk past street performers without cringing.” Now imagine, if […]

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  • 5 Things to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Never Finish Anything.

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    What do you do when you’re overwhelmed with too many ideas? Do you abandon them, or do you finish what you start? Juggling multiple ideas and goals — to write, exercise, read more, wake up early and so on — is a tough gig that often begins with excitement, but ends with procrastination, and failure to finish any one […]

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  • You Guys, Feminists Aren’t Supposed to Say ‘You Guys’

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    But I say it. And a lot of other things Ialways thought the catchphrase “HEY, YOU GUUUYS!” was originally fromThe Goonies. But apparently, it’s a reference to the 1971 PBS children’s program The Electric Company. I was a titch too young to have caught either of these in real time, but like many kids, I grew up with […]

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  • How to Make Your Subconscious Mind Work for You

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    Our rational, conscious mind is a wonderful thing. But sometimes when we are looking for a solution, it can be a limited resource. I’m always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. What if I could come up with answers in my sleep? I discovered that it’s possible to do just that. To the outsider, […]

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  • Pursuing Instagram: Our Culture and the Vain Pursuit of an Illusion

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    Something occurred to me during one of my self analytical sessions when I actually take the time to consider who I am, what motivates me and what I want. People are obsessed with popularity, comparison and being “happy”. Most people do not know what any of these actually mean, especially not the happy thing. So […]

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  • The Science of Hypocrisy

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    Why we seem to despise hypocrites more than outright liars For many of us, a huge part of daily conversation revolves around gossip. We love to talk about the blunders and missteps of friends, family, and celebrities. On top of that, news organizations and social networks are like outrage amplifiers because that’s what gets the […]

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  • Deciding Right, Despite Our Minds

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    Cognitive postmortem of a product decision. Product management is an elusive thing to capture in clear-cut definitions, but it is one thing for sure: making decisions — and a lot of them, all the time. From small tactical choices you make on the fly with your team to laying the groundwork for strategic ones, you find yourself […]

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