People are not as manipulative as you think

Turns out that people are not as "endlessly manipulative" or predictable as we think and MIT studies (and many others) have challenged the theory that rewarding a desired behavior gets you more that behavior. This traditional incentive model works great when the behavior desired involves basic mechanical skills. But once ...

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Work, Relationships or Health: Choose Two.

Many companies develop their software based on what is called “agile development”. One agile process called “Scrum” involves advancing your product in small increments rather than making progress in larger chunks over a longer period of time. The idea is that by releasing smaller iterations more frequently, you keep a ...

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My own Happiness Project

I've been reading Gretchen Rubin's new book, The Happiness Project. I'm only on chapter 2 (which is all about remembering love) and I can already tell its my kind of book. I have a bent for books that inspire me to stretch beyond the status quo and strive for something just a bit better. It always is worth the read. And ...

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Teaching kids a learning mindset

My son gives me a hard time when he sees me reading parenting, motivation or any kind of self-help book.Our conversations go something like this: 13YO: "Why do you read books on parenting when you are already a parent?" Me: "Because I want to get better at it." 13YO: "I think parents should just be ...

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