Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Fine-tuning the machinery of distinguishing the valid from the non-valid.
by Paul Hammerness, MD, and Margaret Moore | 1:32 PM January 18, 2012 Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking , and wear it like a badge of honor. Multitasking may help us check off more things on our to-do lists . But it also makes us more prone to making mistakes, more likely to miss important information and cues, and less likely to retain information in working memory, which impairs problem solving and creativity.
Are innovators born or made? Surely, those who spawn ideas that change the world are special – different then the rest of us. Take one look at an Einstein, a Henry Ford or a Steve Jobs and it seems that they were bequeathed with something unique.
Brain games will make you smarter! The internet is making you dumber! Alcohol is killing your brain cells!
Ideas & Invention
The Topic: Confabulation The Guest: V.S. Ramachandran
Strengthening Your "Weakest Link" Manage your weakest link. © iStockphoto/hometowncd No matter what you do, there is often scope for boosting overall performance. A great way of doing this is to identify and eliminate "bottlenecks," or things that are holding you back.
This is an excerpt from Making Things Happen , my bestseller on leading project teams.