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Peter Sharp – Reminding humanity of our common connection. Print this entry In Pete’s words… Who/what inspires me: Richard Branson and his ability to constantly strive for a better world.

Peter Sharp – Reminding humanity of our common connection

My parents for always believing in me and taking supportive action to allow me to further develop myself. Other people who dare to stand up for and/or support something they truly care about. Best advice: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. A train roars through the night, its passengers staring vacantly out the window or into their smart phones. The sounds of a dance tune blast through the carriage and the man erupts into dance. Video footage of this rare moment of public connection went viral across the internet, attracting more than 23 million views.

His acts challenge us to face our fears, dare to be vulnerable and enjoy the resultant connection with others. His acts challenge us to face our fears, dare to be vulnerable and enjoy the resultant connection with others. The overwhelming vibe Pete picked up was negative. Good Vibrations Barcelona.

Elon Musk

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. Weekly Wrap: The Dirty Little Secret of Performance Improvement Plans. There are three words that no employee (and most managers) ever want to hear, words that will frighten the bejesus out of anyone who encounters them.

Weekly Wrap: The Dirty Little Secret of Performance Improvement Plans

Performance improvement plan, or PIP for short. If you work in talent management or HR, you surely have had to deal with them on a few occasions — maybe more than you care to admit — but I’ll bet that you always tried avoid them whenever possible, sort of in the same way you would try to avoid a root canal. Yes, performance improvement plans have that impact on people. PIPs aren’t about improving performance For the uninitiated, performance improvement plans are a program that you put an employee on so you can closely monitor their work because, well, somebody, somewhere has determined that they aren’t cutting it and need remedial help.

But in my experience, 99 percent of the time a performance improvement plan isn’t about helping a worker improve — it’s about gathering additional evidence and setting up the framework to boot them out the door.

Ego Depletion

Willpower-limited-resource.pdf. How to Harness Your Brain's Dopamine Supply and Increase Motivation. The Psychology of Gamification: Can Apps Keep You Motivated? 10 Psychological Principles to Design With. Design is most effective when executed with knowledge of psychology.

10 Psychological Principles to Design With

Knowing how people react to visual stimuli allows the crafting of an effective design, with out psychology you are guessing. Psychology itself is a vastly fluctuating and massive subject, but that doesn’t mean you need a PhD to use it in your design. There are simple psychological principles you can use to improve the effectiveness of your design even without knowing the theory behind it. While there are hundreds of relevant principles, the following ten can be used to improve the aesthetic quality, usability and comprehension of your designs. 1.

The first emotional reactions originate in the central nervous system. You may consider yourself self-aware and in complete control… well I’ve got news for you, you’re not. Not only are old brain signals faster than conscious thought, they influence us with out our knowledge (ie: visceral reactions are subconscious.) 2. Five Psychological Principles Everyone Should Know and Use. - Monday, 17th August 2009 at 4Hoteliers. Hospitality is about a 'customer-centric' mindset: Five, easy-to-learn principles can help professionals to live this mindset.

Five Psychological Principles Everyone Should Know and Use. - Monday, 17th August 2009 at 4Hoteliers

The examples here focus on sales, but these principles are useful for working with anyone personally and professionally. The overarching idea is simple -- you can relate and work with people well if you know them well. Everyone with whom you interrelate on a regular basis, from coworkers to customers, is psychologically "hardwired" in a highly similar fashion. This hardwiring means that people analyze and use certain types of information in very predictable ways. My career in psychology spans twenty years of research and applied practice over and above ten years of formal education and training.

5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You into Sticking With Bad Habits. Bad habits can ruin your life.

5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You into Sticking With Bad Habits

Whether you're gorging on Haagen-Dazs or dressing up like a Power Ranger and flaying hobos every night, you know on some level that things have to change, or disaster will follow. But no matter how badly you want your life to be different, things just keep plowing on the way they are. Why? Risk aversion. Risk aversion is a concept in economics and finance, based on the behavior of humans (especially consumers and investors) while exposed to uncertainty to attempt to reduce that uncertainty.

Risk aversion

Risk aversion is the reluctance of a person to accept a bargain with an uncertain payoff rather than another bargain with a more certain, but possibly lower, expected payoff.