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“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part Two

The bell-curve assumption has become so much a part of our mental architecture that we eend to use it to organize experience automatically. We also believe that the distribution of social benefits should not be arbitrary. We don’t give only … Continue reading

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“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell: Part One

This book has reminded me a lot of “Things that Matter” in that it is a collection of years of works by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker. I’ve been pulling little quips and phrases mostly because I find them … Continue reading

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“The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson

One of my favorite authors. The level of detail and unearthed stories are amazing. This book makes me wonder what it’s like to work in a truly collaborative environment, instead of a top-down, hierarchical organization. “A new idea comes suddenly … Continue reading

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Invisibilia on NPR

Started listening to this new show, Invisibilia, on NPR. The show explores the intangible forces that shape our behavior. My interest in cognitive psychology meshes well with this show and it is refreshing to receive some insights via the spoken … Continue reading

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Rules of a Gentleman

These rules are not of my own creating but they are worth remembering. Check out the Rules of a Gentleman Tumblr page. Now that I’m a father I think of the lessons that I want to teach my own son. … Continue reading

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“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

This book really tugged at my heart-strings. As a dog lover myself, I couldn’t help to look at my own dog while reading this book. Deeper than that, there were some excellent lessons in this book about determination and insight … Continue reading

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Carolina Reaper Creator, Ed Currie, on NPR

Carolina Reaper Creator Ed Currie on NPR Fascinating journey to create the world’s hottest pepper. More interesting to me is why some cultures eat such intense foods. It never dawned on me that some cultures will consume spicy foods to … Continue reading

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“Work Happy” by Jill Geisler: Part Three

If you want to build, maintain, and improve your workplace, you have to become adept at not just managing, but leading change. Change involves two key challenges for people—learning and letting go. Five change accelerators: Education Emotion Motivation Collaboration Communication … Continue reading

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“Work Happy” by Jill Geisler: Part Two

Management is about authority, and leadership is about influence. The ability to accurately perceive your own and other’s emotions; to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships; and to manage your own and other’s emotions. Hold yourself accountable for … Continue reading

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A Few Simple Life Hacks

When a group of people laugh, people will intrinsically look towards the group members they feel closest to. Observe peoples’ feet when they’re talking to you. If they are pointed away from you then that person doesn’t want to speak … Continue reading

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