Practice

Three Steps to Better Decisions

I just finished reading Dance with Chance, by a trio of professors who themselves consider their collaboration to be a stroke of luck. I found it to be entertaining, if a little derivative (there was the “usual suspects” quoting people like Kahnemann, Gilbert, Franklin). One refreshing aspect of the entire book, though, was that it did …

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How to Win Against All Odds

The facts are in: over and over, the smartest people around have proven that most of what we would love to attribute to skill in terms of success is much more likely to be a matter of luck combined with the circumstances we find ourselves in. That preference may in fact be part of our genetic makeup …

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Life

The Active Constructive Response to Life

If you read the previous post, you heard all kinds of stuff about how being active constructive can improve your relationship. In fact, it’s the one thing that improves the chances of it lasting. Let’s save what that means for a later “Love” post; for now, let’s just say it’s a good idea. You can even …

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Life

the key to finding meaningful work

The Stupid Gender Work operates like an eraser on chance or luck. – Emi Kolawole “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” “Make your own luck.” “Never tell me the odds.” Ok, the last one is more Han Solo than personal development, but there’s a strong thread of advice that comes down through the ages telling us …

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