In 2017, social conditioning has programmed a society into a state of complete distraction. While many may have resistance to this notion, it’s true. In so many cases, people have complicated their lives to a place where complications, complexities, busyness, and stress seem normal. In fact, for some corrupt reason, people actually value their self-worth as a worker by how much stress they have. And these complexities of life and the constant state of busyness have caused people to, by default, stay in auto-pilot mode, as Sara Harvey Yao describes. Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage is the perfect book for anyone seeking to truly focus on the here and now.
Think Like a Freak is the sequel to Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. The book provides readers with advice on revolutionizing one’s thinking to clarify thought processes, problem solve, and reform business models to move a business toward prosperity. The idea of thinking like a “freak” is actually meant to be a positive thing–it is the out of the box realism that makes the world go around. The book’s nine chapters cover what it means to think like a freak, the impact of words, problem-solving techniques, finding the root cause of a problem, thinking like a child, reviewing incentives, the theory of false positives, persuasion techniques and the upside to quitting.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use an interesting mix of real life scenarios, hypothetical questions, examples from history and contemporary name brand companies to explain the genius behind
In his book, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel J. Levitin discusses how people can keep organized in the current age of digital information overload. Levitin states that our human brains can only really process small amounts of information at one time. It can be very helpful to learn to separate various brain regions–for example, economic and ethical decisions are managed by different brain regions. We can learn to stretch our brains and their capacity by continuously playing stimulating brain games. Our own world provides clues as to how we can analyze and categorize information better.
Among other things, Levitin covers the processing capacity of the human mind, which is measured at 120 bits per second. This is the bandwidth at which the human brain can safely focus within itself to complete all of the
By Vera| 2014-02-15T17:02:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Leadership, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Social Sciences|Tags: business, leadership, management & leadership, non fiction, Self Help|2 Comments
Businesses are in existence to be profitable and generate revenue. Most everyone will agree to this premise. Most managers have meetings to discuss company business, review issues of concern, and decide how to take the organization to the next level of profitability. Unfortunately, these meetings are usually ineffective at best because managers are often ill equipped in the skills of effective communication. Meetings are part of the workday at most businesses, and no one gets to a higher position without spending dozens of hours in meetings. I challenge you to make a phone call right now to the highest paid executive you know, and I guarantee that that person will most likely be in a meeting.
Meetings make the world go around. But some businesses in general and managers specifically notoriously waste time with meetings–through ineffective communications within (and