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“Developing the Leaders Around You” by John Maxwell

If you oversee people and you wish to develop leaders, you are responsible to: 1) Appreciate them for who they are. 2) Believe that they will do their very best. 3) Praise their accomplishments. 4) Accept your personal responsibility to … Continue reading

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“How Successful People Think” by John Maxwell: Part Two

Miguel de Cervantes said, “The man who is prepared has his battle half fought,” Strategic thinking takes complex issues and long-term objectives, which can be very difficult to address, and breaks them down into manageable sizes. Anything becomes simpler when … Continue reading

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“The Up Side of Down” by Megan McArdle

I tell them what it took me years to learn myself: they should give themselves permission to suck. It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that this is … Continue reading

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“10% Happier” by Dan Harris: Part One

This is a powerful book. It struck me with the same impact that I felt after reading “Essentialism.” While I have never practiced meditation myself, this book made me want to start. I have always tried to be mindful and … Continue reading

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“Mindset” by Carol Dweck

Honestly, this book disappointed me. I don’t know if it’s the author’s writing style, but in the end I felt that from beginning to end each chapter was just a repeat of the one before it. Predictable sums it up. … Continue reading

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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman: Part Two

The neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran speculates that the quip about men preferring blonds may have a biological seed of truth to it: paler women more easily show signs of disease, while the darker complexions of swarthier women can better disguise their … Continue reading

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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman Part One

What exactly is a thought? It doesn’t seem to weigh anything. It feels ephemeral and ineffable. You wouldn’t think that a thought has a shape or smell or any sort of physical instantiation. Thoughts seem to be a kind of … Continue reading

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“The Positive Dog” by Jon Gordon Part Two

The most important decision we can make it so choose faith instead of fear. All of our negativity is rooted in fear. Complaining, anger, jealousy, and sadness are ultimately caused by fear that expresses itself in negative ways. Fear of … Continue reading

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Happiness Again

We chose how we behave. What’s the point in deliberately being miserable? “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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