I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases–Part One

Distorted Thinking I'm currently reading, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself , by David McRaney. The book explores the many cognitive biases that plague our thinking. A cognitive bias is a fallacy we apply to [...]

I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases–Part One2016-12-05T05:35:59-04:00

Snapshots: How do you want the moments of your life to look?

Currently on the Huffpost, there's an article announcing the winners of the Action Photography Contest. The winning photographs not only capture amazing moments in time, but are themselves stunning artistic expressions.   As I looked at the winning photographs, including the winner in the overall "masterpiece category," I was reminded that every moment of life [...]

Snapshots: How do you want the moments of your life to look?2016-10-12T05:36:24-04:00

High Performance Through The Eyes Of A Surgeon

I’m currently reading, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, by Atul Gawande. Gawande is a Harvard professor and surgeon . He is also interested in human performance in medicine, and beyon. Early on in the book, he makes two statements that highlight critical elements of high performance.   Statement One   In the first main section [...]

High Performance Through The Eyes Of A Surgeon2016-09-28T09:26:52-04:00

The Exchanges Between Us: Key to Collective Ingenuity

The Quality of Your Exchanges Matter A group of people are more successful at their mission when they use and exchange words, ideas and strategic concepts to evoke collective ingenuity. Simply, the quality of our conversation influences the the quality of our action. [Tweet "The quality of our conversation influences the quality of our action. [...]

The Exchanges Between Us: Key to Collective Ingenuity2016-05-31T05:41:35-04:00

Two Skills That Increase an Ingenious Life

We know how important it is to live in the present moment. If we live in the past, we lose connection to our energy. If we live in the future, we lose connection to our resources.  However, engaging in the present doesn't mean the past and future are unimportant elements of an ingenious life. In [...]

Two Skills That Increase an Ingenious Life2016-05-09T06:05:04-04:00

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity

A number of years ago a friend asked me to speak to her college art class about artful living. The college was located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I arrived early—which seems to be a dysfunction of mine— and decided to walk around the streets of the city. At one point, I noticed a cluster of [...]

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity2016-05-06T06:49:01-04:00

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