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In Praise of (Some) Irrational Thinking

Everyone has heard of the sports star who has a favorite pre-game ritual or beloved talisman that he or she feels will bring good luck or enhance performance. Our rational minds know that this is…

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Push Yourself

Successful people push themselves. They push themselves beyond their comfort zones, through doubts and fears. They drive themselves beyond their limits. Usually they find that…

Hunt the Good Stuff

Want a simple secret to happiness? A sure-fire path to contentment? A way to bring a continuous smile to your lips? 1) At the END…

Experience Goods, Credence Goods, Search Goods

Experience goods are products and services whose value can only be truly determined by consuming or experiencing them. A bottle of wine is the classic…

Workafrolics

The best achievers in life are NOT workaholics, they are “workafrolics.” They enjoy what they do, they are invigorated by it, and enthralled by the…

The Quiet Eye

In golf, putting often makes the difference. But it turns out that there is more to putting than mere mechanical skill or athletic ability. According…

Don’t Be a Knocker

Your mother had it right: “If you can’t find anything nice to say, then don’t say anything.” Sure, if someone is about drive off a…

The Reverse Peter Principle: Doing More, Managing Less

The Peter Principle (Dr. Laurence J. Peter’s and Raymond Hull’s 1969 book, “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong”), states that excellent doers are…