Quote of the day The perfect work-life balance scenario is doing the job you love, working with people you get along with, and not working crazy hours. ~JEREMY WICKREMER. CAREERS What makes someone truly great at what they do? (Talent is Overrated), MC’s Blog LIFESTYLE 9 different definitions on the meaning of work-life balance, FastCo TECHNOLOGY Let your finger do… View Post
What Makes Someone Truly Great At What They Do?
The author of Talent is Overrated discovered that there is this body of scientific research that he (and almost nobody) didn’t really know about, and when he got into it, Geoff Colvin thought it was incredibly interesting and also extremely important. So he wrote about it. Talent is Overrated sheds some light on how even though most people spend a great deal of… View Post
THURSDAY LINKS ~ Reads on Writing & Better Living: Share your dreams aloud
Quote of the day The quickest and most effective first step to make dreams come true is to share them aloud. ~JOSHUA BECKER MARKETING Avoiding magical thinking, Seth’s Blog HAPPINESS The Catalans are less happy than the Swiss (The Geography of Bliss). DREAMS Speak your dreams, Becoming Minimalist HEALTH Lessons from the second U.S. Ebola case, The Washington Post TECHNOLOGY… View Post
HUMP DAY LINKS ~ Reads on Writing & Better Living: How to minimize the chances of divorce
Quote of the day If you wish to minimize the chances of divorce: You should date for three years before popping the question. Be wealthy, but don’t be a gold-digger. Have a huge wedding, but make sure it’s cheap. And whatever you do, don’t skip the honeymoon. ~Data scientist RANDAL OLSON. ENTREPRENEURSHIP Turns out, humility offers a competitive advantage, Entrepreneur… View Post
Cirque du Soleil: 20 years under the sun. A history from a humble performing group to a successful multinational
20 Years Under the Sun is the authorized history of the largest theatrical producer in the world and its founder, Guy Laliberte. Written by Tony Babinsky, the book features stunning color photographs and explains the rise from a humble performing group to a successful multinational. In hindsight, it is easier to answer questions like how that happened, and why. But, in one… View Post
TUESDAY LINKS ~ Reads on Writing & Better Living: Why experts reject creativity?
Quote of the day Science advances one funeral at a time ~Phisicist MAX PLANCK BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS The rival wears Prada: Is luxury consumption a female competition strategy?, NCBI CREATIVITY Why experts reject creativity?, The Atlantic NUTRITION 9 facts you didn’t know about pistachios (The Roman Cookery Book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking), Self SOCIAL SCIENCES How to make ideas survive with… View Post
How to make ideas survive with the principles of success
Chip Heath & Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick, are interested in how effective ideas are constructed—what make some ideas stick and others disappear. In this way, they tell us that what stick is systematic creativity. Highly creative ads are more predictable than uncreative ones. It’s like Tolstoy’s quote: ‘All happy families resemble each other, but each unhappy family is… View Post