Non-financial: April - June 2013 articles archive home
7 things ...
… that can make us smarter:

Emotions. We sometimes give short shrift to emotions, but our emotional state represents a crucial internal situation that influences how intelligently we think and act.
Friday, June 28, 2013 ... more
To succeed ...
… first and foremost, you’ve got to love what you do. Because that may be all that you get, the work experience. If your happiness depends upon becoming a household name, you’re gonna waste a lot of time in the trenches being frustrated.
Friday, June 21, 2013 ... more
Learning from conflict
The psychological study of misconceptions shows that all of us possess many beliefs that are flawed or flat-out wrong — and that we cling to these fallacies with remarkable tenacity. As a result, more often than not, just hearing the correct explanation isn’t enough.
Friday, June 14, 2013 ... more
End of Poverty
In his inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of those people.”
Friday, June 7, 2013 ... more
Distractions inside our vehicles abound. For many professionals, their car is their office. For younger drivers, it continues to serve as a social hub.
Friday, May 31, 2013 ... more
Dumb things
Over and over, the same pattern emerged: certain organisations – notably investment banks, PR agencies and consultancies – would hire highly qualified individuals.
Friday, May 24, 2013 ... more
Bigger brain
If we want to observe the true genius of the human nervous system, we should look not so much to the works of Shakespeare, or Mozart, or Einstein, but to a child building a Lego castle.
Friday, May 17, 2013 ... more
Character, not grades
More and more the word is getting out: “hire for attitude, train for skill.” In a fast changing economy, people will need to learn and adapt all the time. Credentials are no guarantee of an open mind and a passion for change.
Friday, May 10, 2013 ... more
Entrepreneurship …
… is about adding value to society by disrupting it and improving the order of things: it is turning the present into the past by creating a better future.
Friday, May 3, 2013 ... more
Our lives are shaped as profoundly by personality as by gender or race. And the single most important aspect of personality – the north and south of temperament – is where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.
Friday, April 26, 2013 ... more
As children …
… we are remarkably aware. We absorb and process information at a speed that we’ll never again come close to achieving. New sights, new sounds, new smells, new people, new emotions, new experiences: we are learning about our world and its possibilities.
Friday, April 19, 2013 ... more
A dangerous feeling
The great migrations of human history grew from the feeling that there was a better place, and the institutions of civilisation grew out of the feeling that checks on pure individual selfishness would produce a better world for everyone involved in the long term.
Friday, April 12, 2013 ... more
When you listen to children talk about school, you easily discover what they are thinking about in school: Who likes them, who is being mean to them, how to improve their social ranking, how to get the teacher to treat them well …
Friday, April 5, 2013 ... more
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