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The Tyranny of Low Expectations

Low expectations are one of the most subtle yet devastatingly effective forms of sabotage we can do to others and ourselves. Low expectations often masquerade…

The Power of Nothing

Placebos are sugar pills (or saline solution) with no medical benefit, yet people who take them frequently get better. Does that make them legitimate medicine?…

“Thinking, Fast and Slow”

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” is a new book by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman about biases, shortcuts, and cognitive illusions that beset human thinking: – Given…

Feel Strongly, Respond Rationally (A Populist-Capitalist Blog)

If you are taking the time to read this post, it is almost a certainty that you are a person who wishes to better himself…

Choose Happiness, Live Lots Longer. Promise.

It really is that simple: choose happiness, live longer. A British study of 3,853 people aged 52 to 79, published October 31, 2011, in the…

Four Thoughts on Teamwork

#1 “In teamwork, silence is not golden, it’s deadly.” — Mark Sanborn #2 “What we need to do is learn to work in the system,…

Unrealistic or Visionary? (It’s a thin line…)

Question: “Our boss has unrealistic expectations for both the quantity and quality of work we can deliver in a certain period of time. How can…