Non-financial: July - September 2009 articles archive home
 
Do you have what it takes?
“Honesty, we argue, is the best policy. And yet in much of our lives, dishonesty rules.” Says Dustin Wax at Stepcase Lifehack. “Salespeople lie about the benefits of one product over another, or about how useful those “extended service plans” really are. Partners lie about whether they liked dinner, or about what they did last night after work. Employees lie about the reason a project is overdue. And of course politicians lie about… the colour of the sky and the hardness of stones.”
Friday, September 18, 2009 ... more
 
 
Is talent overrated?
“In studies of accomplished individuals, researchers have found few signs of precocious achievement before the individuals started intensive training. Similar findings have turned up in studies of musicians, tennis players, artists, swimmers, mathematicians, and others. Such findings do not prove that talent doesn't exist. But they do suggest an intriguing possibility: that if it does, it may be irrelevant.”
Friday, August 28, 2009 ... more
 
 
On the question of whether or not there is a dog.
… the difference between an atheist, an agnostic and a theist can be summarized by their responses to the simple question: Do you have a dog? The atheist will simply answer, 'no'. The agnostic who thinks that there’s simply insufficient proof for either having or not having a dog will be great deal less certain. The theist will answer an empathic “yes!”
Friday, August 21, 2009 ... more
 
 
T Harv Eker divulges the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
“There is a secret psychology of money. Most people don't know about it. That's why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what's going on inside of you.
Friday, August 7, 2009 ... more
 
Extracts from Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth
"Friends, says he, and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous ...
Friday, July 17, 2009 ... more
 
 
Beware of witch doctors in white coats with stethoscopes.
Helen Pilcher tells the story, in New Scientist magazine, of Vance Vanders who, late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who told him he was about to die and that no one could save him.
Friday, July 3, 2009 ... more
 
 
Why are companies so quick to cut back when trouble hits?
James Surowiecki reminds us in the April 29 issue of The New Yorker that in the late 1920s two companies, Kellogg and Post, dominated the market for packaged cereal.
Thursday, July 2, 2009 ... more
 
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