Positive side of pessimism

December 10, 2013

… and now there’s some research on how pessimism can actually be good for you. Take a look at this article in The Third Metric (Huff Post): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/pessimism-health-benefits_n_4392525.html?utm_hp_ref=tw#! Bah! Humbug!

Physics and marketing

September 1, 2013

Physics and marketing don’t seem to have much in common, or do they? Watch this TED talk by Dan Cobley (a Marketing Director at Google), who uses Newton’s Second Law, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and a few more bits of physics to explain the theory of branding…

The {revised} hierarchy of needs

August 21, 2013

The new hierarchy of needs

If you don’t prioritise your life, someone else will!

June 29, 2012

Do you say ‘Yes’ when you should say ‘No’… We all do it, but why? Read Greg McKeown’s article:


Does more pay make people work harder?

March 10, 2012

This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. If you haven’t thought about the psychology of motivation for a while this is a great (and surprising) catch up…


That’s snow way to behave

December 23, 2010

Snow! Planes grounded, trains derailed, roads blocked. And yet some people still stagger into work, unbowed. Others, given the slightest hint of sub-zero temperatures, pull the duvet up and abandon all hope – until someone suggests a snow ball fight, then everyone’s outside, eight years old again, pelting friend and stranger alike. I draw two main conclusions from this: putting aside fool hardy attempts to get to work, if you hate your job that much, look for a new one. And isn’t it sad that it takes a bit a snow before we can drop our reserve and have some fun.

Photo credit: Dan/FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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