"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work." (Thomas Watson, IBM)
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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research. The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.
It’s nearing Halloween, so it’s time for a story that will chill you to the bone. It’s the story of how a group of hackers turned one man’s life upside down. And here’s what’s even more disturbing- he asked for it.
Okay, not everything, but participating in my high school debate team certainly helped me develop, practice, and refine my critical thinking skills.
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An interesting discussion answering a challenge that the debate process has "misconceptions." Very interesting because of how this relates to considering "right/wrong" -- (Edward de Bono criticizes the limitations of debate) -- the collaboration argument of searching for common ground -- not "who wins," etc. Good view of the issues.
Deborah Rozman What excites you the most about your job? As the CEO of HeartMath, I love our mission of expanding consciousness and our daily work to help people build resilience and emotional coherence.
For people who have a need to feel in control, making a choice about health treatments strengthens their chosen treatment’s psychological component, says a team led by Andrew L. Geers of the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Consumers selected round prices and/or sales-totals at greater than chance levels across two different pay-what-you-want situations and one self-pumped gasoline purchase. The differences among these situations suggest that the tendency to select round prices/sales-totals reflects a subjective preference (or liking) for round prices and not a variety of other potential explanatory processes. Discussion focuses on possible economic consequences of this revealed preference for round prices as well as directions for future research.
A trolley is hurtling down a track, and if nobody intervenes it will hit and kill five people. Psychologists use variations on this hypothetical situation to gauge people's gut reactions about morality.
Do we all have “attention deficits”? Or is there something else going on? Let’s try this little experiment, conceived by Simons and Chabris for their classic study on sustained inattentional blindness.
20% of the workforce is already at sub-optimal productivity in the current 9-5 model. What if we created several work schedules, based on the chronotypes of employees? We might gain more productivity and greater quality of life for those employees that are otherwise doomed to carry a permanent sleep debt.