Systematic experimentation of intuitions (Dan Ariely)

We have many intuitions in our life and the point is that many of these intuitions are wrong. Dan Ariely One of the first questions that came to mind when I started to understand the breadth and depth of human bias was: How do I avoid all this crap? Whilst on a bit of aContinue reading “Systematic experimentation of intuitions (Dan Ariely)”

Improv may have the answer but are we listening?

At the Agile on the Beach conference 2020 keynote speaker Wade Jackson talked about the benefits that an Improv approach has for collaborative working. To be truly effective, collaboration requires that we approach the wsession with an open mind and we (genuinely) listen to what people have to say. I had first heard about the benefits ofContinue reading “Improv may have the answer but are we listening?”

The power in questioning ourselves (Jeff Bezos)

Jeff Bezos came up with the following piece of wisdom “I observed people who are right a lot, and I noticed a few things about them. People who are right a lot, they listen a lot.  And people who are right a lot, change their mind a lot.  And people who are right a lot,Continue reading “The power in questioning ourselves (Jeff Bezos)”

Using Cognitive Science to change your behavior (notes from an excellent podcast)

Podcast Source: https://unmistakablecreative.com/podcast/using-cognitive-science-to-change-your-behavior-with-art-markman/ Author of Brain Briefs, Art Markman is featured in this 52 min podcast. A shortened transcript is available at Heleo. Here’s the notes I took while listening to this very insightful piece. Technique: Reflect on what regrets you might have late in life – and then set about doing/trying those things. BehavioralContinue reading “Using Cognitive Science to change your behavior (notes from an excellent podcast)”

Reading the signs – micro expressions reveal more than language

Facial Expressions (micro-expressions) Closely related to – or a subset of – Body Language are the tiny muscle movements of the face that are thought to be subconscious expressions of inner feelings. Micro expressions are very brief, usually lasting between 1/15 and 1/25 of a second. They often display a concealed emotion and are the resultContinue reading “Reading the signs – micro expressions reveal more than language”

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