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How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently. By Maria Popova.

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

This Will Challenge Your Beliefs In A Way You Never Expected. How To Waste Time Properly - Issue 7: Waste. Ever since Frederick Winslow Taylor timed the exact number of seconds that Bethlehem Steel workers took to push shovels into a load of iron ore and then draw them out, maximizing time efficiency has been a holy grail of the American workplace.

How To Waste Time Properly - Issue 7: Waste

But psychologists and neuroscientists are showing us the limits of this attitude: Wasting time, they say, can make you more creative. Even seemingly meaningless activities such as watching cat videos on YouTube may help you solve math problems. Brent Coker, who studies online behavior at the University of Melbourne in Australia, found that people who engage in “workplace Internet leisure browsing” are about 9 percent more productive than those who don’t. Last year, Jonathan Schooler, a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara published with his doctoral student Benjamin Baird a study called Inspired by Distraction. Don't Break the Chain. To scan or not to scan, that is the question… Nikola Tesla's Best Productivity Tricks. 10 Golden Lessons from Albert Einstein.

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving - Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was an amazing physicist.

10 Golden Lessons from Albert Einstein

He figured out so many universal principles and equations that he was way ahead of his fellow scientists at any point of time. But he is also remembered for another thing; a quality which made people call him a genius: his words. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. 5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long. Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week.

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day. Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and maintain productivity all day long: 7 minutes of exercise. Good and Bad Habits of Smart People. 17 Small Productivity Habits. The Mini-Habit The idea behind mini habits is that you can get to a larger habit if you start small, create simple goals, and aim for consistency.

17 Small Productivity Habits

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer. It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet.

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives. “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love.

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Six Emotional Leadership Styles - Leadership Training From MindTools. Choosing the Right Style for the Situation Find out how emotional leadership styles can affect your team's happiness.

Six Emotional Leadership Styles - Leadership Training From MindTools

How to Get It Done: Four Drucker-Like Action Steps. How-to-be-productive_530adf38cc928_w1500. 21 Rules That Men Have. Number 7 Is So True. RSA Animate - Re-Imagining Work. The New Leadership is Horizontal, Not Vertical. Several decades ago, when “leadership” became a Big Thing, it was heavily personality-based.

The New Leadership is Horizontal, Not Vertical

It posited Leadership as something done by Leaders, who had learned the art of how to Lead. As a consultant friend of mine, Renee Wingo, put it, “It’s a subject whose proponents can’t figure out whether it’s a noun, a verb, or a gerund.” Leaders were thought of as those who were followed by others. Note to Managers: Positivity Matters. Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile. Einstein's Puzzle.

# Copyright (C) 2004 Lauri Karttunen # # This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify # it under the terms of GNU General Public License as published by # the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or # (at your option) any later version. # This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, # but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of # MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the # GNU General Public License for more details. News - Is it good for people to fail occasionally? 2 March 2014Last updated at 19:47 ET By Lucy Wallis BBC News In our highly competitive world, we prize success and hate it when things go wrong, but is there actually a value in failing?

When Irish author Flann O'Brien submitted the manuscript for his second book, The Third Policeman, to a London publisher in 1940 it was rejected. How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science. 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer. Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now.

Mind Tools. Autogenic Training. Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the differences and Do they Matter? (Martin Davies) Concept mapping, mind mapping and argumentmapping: what are the differences and do they matter? 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. How to become smarter by doing less in the information age. Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques.

Brainwave entrainment. Dreyfus model of skill acquisition. In the fields of education and operations research, the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition is a model of how students acquire skills through formal instruction and practicing. Brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus proposed the model in 1980 in an influential, 18-page report on their research at the University of California, Berkeley, Operations Research Center for the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research.[1] The original model proposes that a student passes through five distinct stages: novice, competence, proficiency, expertise, and mastery. The original five-stage model[edit] Michael Eraut summarized the five stages of increasing skill as follows:[2] Instead the original Dreyfus model is based on four binary qualities:

Cyborganize. Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Productivity Strategies.