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Do Your Commitments Match Your Convictions? The Idea in Brief.

Do Your Commitments Match Your Convictions?

This column will change your life: underachieving. For obvious reasons, it's entirely appropriate that a book entitled The Underachiever's Manifesto never really became a huge seller.

This column will change your life: underachieving

Written by an American doctor named Ray Bennett – not the kind of doctor whom I'd necessarily want if I had a life-threatening illness – it vanished soon after its debut, in 2006. Now, though, its publishers have finally got it together to release it as an ebook in Britain, so you can download it. I mean, if you like. Don't push yourself. After all, you're already doing great. Charlie-munger-usc-law-school-commencement-may-2007. Lessons learned? Class 4 Notes Essay. Jonah Lehrer on Decision-Making. Things to worry about. When he wasn’t busy writing some of the most critically lauded and enduring novels of the 20th Century, The Great Gatsby author F.

Things to worry about

Scott Fitzgerald could often be found penning the most fascinating of letters to such famous characters as his good friend, Ernest Hemingway; editor extraordinaire, Maxwell Perkins; and his wife and fellow author, Zelda—to name but a few. However, no letters are more revealing, or indeed endearing, than those written to his daughter, Scottie, many of which see him imparting wisdom in a way only he could.

This particular letter of advice, written to Scottie while she was away at camp and still just 11 years of age, is a perfect example. (Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters ; Image: Fitzgerald with both his daughter, "Scottie," and wife, Zelda, via.) Charles Munger: A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business. I’m going to play a minor trick on you today because the subject of my talk is the art of stock picking as a subdivision of the art of worldly wisdom.

Charles Munger: A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business

That enables me to start talking about worldly wisdom—a much broader topic that interests me because I think all too little of it is delivered by modern educational systems, at least in an effective way. And therefore, the talk is sort of along the lines that some behaviorist psychologists call Grandma’s rule after the wisdom of Grandma when she said that you have to eat the carrots before you get the dessert. Why willpower matters – and how to get it. In the smart restaurant of a very smart hotel in the West End of London, Roy F Baumeister, eminent American social psychology professor, orders a lunch of fish and chips, and then decides not to eat the chips.

Why willpower matters – and how to get it

Why Leaders Don't Learn from Success. The Idea in Brief Virtually all leaders recognize the need to learn from failures, but amazingly few try to understand the true causes of their firms’ successes, which helps explain why great companies fall into decline.

Why Leaders Don't Learn from Success

The reality is, success can breed failure by hindering learning at both individual and organizational levels, in three interrelated ways: Why Do Some People Learn Faster? The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as “a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

Bohr’s quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again. Education isn’t magic. Education is the wisdom wrung from failure. A new study, forthcoming in Psychological Science, and led by Jason Moser at Michigan State University, expands on this important concept. Art of Contrary Thinking - University of Nebraska Press. How to Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Building Wealth- Income and Expenditure. Of course the math is simple- if you want to build wealth, there are only two main ingredients. 1) Make more money than you spend, and save the difference.

Building Wealth- Income and Expenditure

Word of the Day: Disconfirmation Bias. Fallacy List. 1.

Fallacy List

FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not. Why You Should Keep Your Goals Secret. Making a public commitment to your goals reduces motivation.

Why You Should Keep Your Goals Secret

Search around for advice on how to commit to a goal and one commandment comes up again and again. Wisdom , Thought processes. Sharp Thinking. What we can learn from procrastination. Some years ago, the economist George Akerlof found himself faced with a simple task: mailing a box of clothes from India, where he was living, to the United States. On the Meaning of Life. In July of 1931, author and philosopher Will Durant wrote to a number of notable figures and asked, essentially, "What is the meaning of life? " His letter concluded: . It can, and should, be read below. Self-Image Is The Key To Success In Business And In Life.

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. " » Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity. By Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life. Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person? Of course not. This is just a list of tips that I think will help many people in life — some of them common-sense tips that we often forget about.

Consider this guide a reminder. 25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid. Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Lisa Chase Parenting Advice: My Father’s Magical Parenting. Last year my mother died, and I became an orphan at 47.

Do you make too many decisions? - Farnam Street at Farnam Street. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating - StumbleUpon. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. Sarah Kay: How many lives can you live? How to Memorize Anything. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from two-time USA Memory Champion, Ron White. What if you could play a game of cards with your buddies and recall every card that had been played? Shark Tank & Success & Motivation. With the great response to Shark Tank (fridays on ABC 8pm/7pm…shameless plug)..I wanted to repost my Success and Motivation series because it answers most of the email questions I get from the show..

Creative Thinking Is a Specific Process That Can Be Replicated. The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get. Overnight success. I deleted my Facebook account. Today I joined a growing number of dissatisfied former Facebook users by deleting my account. For me, the last straw was when Facebook removed the “interests” section from my profile because I wasn’t willing to link those interests to advertisements for things I was interested in. Facebook made this creepy decision because it doesn’t want the same things that I do. Facebook wants to get paid, and since you and I can’t pay for Facebook, we’re not Facebook’s customers. We’re the products being sold. It's Hard to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future.

The Wisest Entrepreneurs Know How to Preserve Equity. Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant Authors. The Blog : How to Meditate. Free Will (And Why You Still Don’t Have It) The Blog : On Spiritual Truths. The Blog : Drugs and the Meaning of Life. Meditation: don't leave home without it. Neuroskeptic.