Dieter Haberl

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Rules for the Direction of the Mind: Descartes’s 12 Timeless Tenets of Critical Thinking

“We ought to give the whole of our attention to the most insignificant and most easily mastered facts, and remain a long time in contemplation of them until we are accustomed to behold the truth clearly and distinctly.”<p>In the late 1620s, about a decade before he coined <i>Cogito ergo sum</i> (“I think, …

Inventions

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Research Shows This 1 Mindset is Why Some People are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why...<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Richard Branson: Work Smarter, Not Longer | Inc.com

Richard Branson is one the most beloved and successful businessmen on the planet. He is an entrepreneur with flair, the kind that uses slogans like "Screw It, Just Do It."<p>Branson believes you can live life to the fullest and have fun doing it, in addition to running one, or in Branson's case, …

Employment

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing) | Inc.com

Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now new research from Harvard says you might be wasting your time in doing so anyway.<p>The Harvard study indicates that giving or …

Peer-to-peer

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

Leadership

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

Jeff Bezos's Amazon Has Come Up With a New Genius Way to Run Productive Meetings | Inc.com

• <b>As Amazon Web Services -- the retailer's massively profitable cloud-computing arm -- has grown larger, it's become harder to keep a regular weekly meeting running smoothly.</b>• <b><br>And so AWS turned to The Wheel, which leadership spins to choose a manager (or several) to present at the weekly meeting.</b>• <b><br>It</b> …

Cloud Computing

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It) | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. In contrast, only 38 percent said they work harder when their boss is …

Employment

This formula will make you happier at work and at home in 2018 | Inc.com

Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows that people who have more personal resources like …

Happiness

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

The 5 Simple Habits of Highly Creative People | Inc.com

I teach and write about creativity, and often when doing training on creativity, I hear this statement, "I am just not creative." If someone continually says (out loud and to themselves) that they are not creative, it becomes a limiting belief and a self-fulfilling prophecy.<p>In my opinion, there are …

Creativity

10 Most Common Business Models to Make a Profit | Inc.com

I was mentoring some graduate students at a local university recently, and I sensed that profit seems to be a dirty word these days to many aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>I'm certainly not a fan of customer rip-offs, but even non-profits have to be cash-flow positive, or have deep pockets, to help anyone …

Small Business

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

The 4-Step Process That Mentally Strong People Use to Make Quick Decisions | Inc.com

Whether it's from fear, slow to take action or a multitude of other potential causes, indecision is the kryptonite to growth.<p>It's better to make a decision and it is the wrong one than to not make a decision for fear of it being the wrong one. When you make a decision regardless of the result, …

Employment

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city.<p>To help the public get a handle on nuclear threats, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, …

Google Maps

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Women's Intuition: It's a Real Thing. Ask a Neuroscientist

Author John Gray wrote in the ’90s that if men are from Mars, women are from Venus. But differences in communication styles — for example, men often …

5 tips to be successful at anything you do, according to Tom Brady

Brady has led the Patriots to seven Super Bowls and five championships, winning four Super Bowl MVPs and accolades as the greatest quarterback of all time along the way.<p>He's also earned tens of millions with endorsement deals for Under Armour, UGG, Aston Martin, and other brands, and (perhaps most …

Roger Federer LLC: How the G.O.A.T. Got to the Top of His Game, in Businesslike Fashion

<i>This story appears in the Aug. 28, 2017, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>There are, in fairness, some populist touches to …

Tennis