Category: Meaningful Management

Guilt is not a measure of productivity

Recently, a good friend of mine articulated that guilt is not a sign of a lack of productivity. If you feel unproductive, you should take a minute to determine if it’s just misplaced guilt. Guilt comes from many things: Insecurity Wrong expectations No expectations No reflection upon success Forgetting the good, focusing on the bad Any of the above means…

The Desire to be Rational is an Insecurity

Last night I stumbled upon a conversation about consciousness and the conundrum of living forever if we can “upload” our mind. And then I was stuck wondering what it means once we’re uploaded. What happens to the bodies that we occupy? Are we the same person? Will the be a sense of continuity? Part of this conversation touched upon the…

Holography, Perception and Creativity

Watch this short video and see if you can figure out how this holographic display works: Now, here is another video that explains how it works along with another demonstration: And here’s a link the manufacturer’s site: https://kino-mo.com This technology underscores three important aspects of the human mind: – Your mind interprets the world and tells you a story. You…

Your emotions make you myopic

Part of what makes your mind brilliant is its ability to know what to ignore–what doesn’t matter. However, you’re going to be wrong quite often. Thankfully, most of the time it doesn’t matter. For example, you might trip while walking down a busy New York street and mistakenly think that at least a dozen people saw you trip and are…

Pedantry isn’t teaching

All too often I find books, courses, etc that go into great detail about a subject. Unfortunately it’s hard to learn when the author hasn’t taken the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. For example, far too many computer books are akin to a car manual. Thorough, but no emphasis on what matters. Teaching isn’t about covering every…

The Business of Dealing Drugs

A drug dealer doesn’t talk about how good cocaine is, they give out free lines. The latter makes a frequent flyer. That’s an analogy I used recently. I share it here only to show you that with a single blurb I can take your attention to drugs. All day long we have things that grab our attention. E-mails, phone calls,…

Curate your own aphorisms

I have quite the page of mindsets now, and it really didn’t take that long to create. When I observe general truths, especially surprising truths, I like to find a pithy way to summarize them. And then I promptly add them to my list. For example, “influence is affect” – if you want to influence someone, yourself included, impact how…

What Do People Assume About You?

Center of the universe bias doesn’t just affect you, it affects the people around you. Think a minute about what that means. What might people assume that you are aware of, that you aren’t? What impact might that have? How can you correct for that? For example, have you ever had someone confess out of the blue? This happens when…

Center of the universe bias

Center of the universe bias is the assumption that other people are always looking over your shoulder. If you see something, or do something, instantly every other human being is aware. And, judging you. For example, when you’re walking and you trip on the sidewalk. After which you scan the ground for the closest, hopefully excessive, crack. You curse at…