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How Willpower Works: The Psychology of Self-Control

September 27, 2012

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Willpower, self-control, the strength to persevere is something most of us wish we had more of. If I only had a little more discipline and an iron will I’d eat healthy, go to the gym, quit smoking, write that book or whatever. We say this to ourselves and each other constantly. Often we blame not […]

Negotiation: 12 Steps to Help Get What You Want

September 21, 2012

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When we think of negotiation, we often think of driving a hard bargain, threatening to walking away if our ultimatum isn’t met, playing good cop and bad cop and other manipulative (and counter-productive) methods. Having a science, philosophy, and debate background, I thought that if you could simply give a reasonable argument then the other […]

Know Thyself: Understanding Personality with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

September 17, 2012

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI has been one of the most widely used personality assessments in psychology and business. Understanding your personality type and those you work and live with help make our relationships run more smoothly. When that happens, everyone benefits. We’re happier, more productive and receive all the health and economic benefits […]

Pursuing Your Passion: From Heavy Metal to Fine Watchmaking

September 13, 2012

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My first thought was heavy metal and luxury watches don’t seem to go together at all, but this is a fascinating interview I came across online about a heavy metal guitarist who became one of the best watchmakers in the world. In the interview he speaks about pursuing your passion and excelling at what you […]