Here is a success and happiness wisdom for you from my favorite influencer: “Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side […]
Possessing emotional health has nothing to do with how intelligent or attractive or rich you are. In fact it is possible that high achievers are the least likely to be emotionally healthy, of any group. Many emotionally healthy people have relatively low paid, low status jobs and focus more on their home than their work […]
About 2 years ago, I had an issue with my iMac. It stopped working during a presentation. I had been using Macs since 1997 and I never had any issues. I took it to a local Apple service store and the response wasn’t one I was used to from an Apple rep. I got irritated […]
There is a crisis of public trust in business, institutions, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)–global study finds. CEOs’ trust has plummeted, too. Do they really care? Most executives understand that trust is key for business growth. But to gain trust, they do very little and in baby steps. So, it makes us wonder: Do they […]
The world we experience is not the real world. It’s a mental construction, filtered through our physical senses. Which raises the question: How would our world change if we had new and different senses? Could they expand our universe? Technology has long been used to help people who have lost, or were born without, one […]
One barrier to climate change is bad choice architecture. If we frame a fee as a “carbon offset” instead of a “carbon tax,” we could move people to make more environmentally friendly decisions. This term “choice architecture” was coined by Thaler and Sunstein (2008) and refers to the practice of influencing choice by changing the […]
There’s a “queer genesis” to happiness. It doesn’t just evolve on its own, and the best place to start is at the macro level. Nations need an established history of economic stability and security.
Happier people are able to put their lives into perspective. They understand the difference between real problems and fake problems.
Here is Dan Ariely’s response to one employee’s question on wearing suits to work.
Positive Psychology is the science of human performance. It focuses on identifying the factors that drive greatness and on developing methods to train people and teams to perform at their best. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people […]