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Daniel H. Pink: "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" | Talks at Google

The Map of Philosophy: See All of the Disciplines, Areas & Subdivisions of Philosophy Mapped in a Comprehensive Video

In the introduction to his sweeping <i>History of Western Philosophy</i>, Bertrand Russell wastes no time getting to a definition of his subject. “The …

Western Philosophy

How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, …

Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are fact

In a post-truth world of alternative facts, there is understandable interest in the psychology behind why people are generally so wedded to their …

Psychology

How Multitasking Depletes the Brain's Resources — And How You Can Restore Concentration, With Daniel Levitin

<b>Daniel Levitin:</b> It turns out that multitasking is a myth. We think that we're doing a whole bunch of things at once. But we're not actually because …

Time Management

4 Ways to Help Different Generations Share Wisdom at Work

<i>“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape…That’s what this degree of yours is — a blunt instrument. So, go forth and build something with it.”</i> — Bono, singer for U2, 2004 University of Pennsylvania commencement<p>Right now, commencement speeches are …

Leadership

Find Your Why

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek and Others<p><b>Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations.</b> <b></b> <b><br>Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can</b> …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Silicon Valley

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Motivation

The 80/20 Principle, Third Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Koch<p>How anyone can be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle--the well-known, unpublicized secret that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts.<p>The 80/20 principle is one of …

Sway

• <b>Author:</b> Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman<p><b>A fascinating journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making, Sway will change the way you think about the way you think.</b><br>Why is it so difficult to sell a plummeting stock or end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just …

A Customer Service Training Example From Four Seasons Hotels: Working With An Upset Customer

If you want to see great customer service recovery in action, watch closely as a manager at a Four Seasons hotel fields a complaint from an unhappy guest. In the case I’m going to share with you, a guest approached the manager to explain her unhappiness with how an employee had interacted with her …

Customer Service

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact

• <b>Author:</b> Phil Jones<p>Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over fifty countries in the lost art of …

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the …

Learning

Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion happening — the words being spoken out loud — and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But if you aren’t …

Body Language

10 Fascinating Facts About Søren Kierkegaard

Born on May 5, 1813, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a tall-haired theologian who brought about a sea change in Christian thought by challenging state …

Star Wars

Are your strategy discussions stuck in an echo chamber?

Building a “market-momentum case”—based on external as well as internal data—can help executives allocate resources more effectively and identify new …

Management

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

You can often predict which meetings will be unproductive from the moment you receive the invitation. There’s the “team update” where you spend two hours listening to a rundown of how everyone spent their week, or the “planning meeting” where you hash out picayune details that should have been …

What to Do When Personal and Professional Commitments Compete for Your Time

You’re double booked.<p>It’s not just one meeting scheduled over another. It’s something for your family at odds with a work commitment. These situations can trigger guilt and stress. Guilt because you feel like you’re letting others down — no matter what you decide, you will lose. And stress because …

Faceted Classification

Send Handwritten Notes Like A Pro With These Simple Tips

Leverage the impact of handwritten notes without sacrificing the time and effort regularly associated with them.<p>Recently I received a handwritten Thank You note. It was odd because it was thanking me for a handwritten Thank You note I had sent a few weeks ago. Of course, I did what anyone in this …

Productivity

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like As Much as Food, Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

The Brain

How to Look and Sound More Confident (Infographic)

These quick tips will help boost your confidence in five minutes.<p>2 min read<p>Confidence is an integral part of success. Of course, there’s a difference between confidence and ego, and it’s important you don’t develop the latter.<p>So how can you look and sound <i>more confident</i>? To start, focus on body …

Body Language

How to Make the Perfect Playlist to Boost Brain Power, According to Neuroscience

Just a handful of guidelines can help you choose music that fits your workflow.<p>Out of all the tools you have at your disposal to kick your brain into high gear (or wind it down), music is by far one of the best. To help you get the most out of your listening time through the work day, I turned to …

Brainwaves

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Leadership

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Cyber security: Don't leave it to your tech team or you'll get breached, warns data protection chief

"If left solely to the technology teams, security will fail through lack of attention and investment," warns Information Commissioner.<p>A company can …