A visual representation:
You have suffered enough And warred with yourself It’s time that you won Take this sinking boat and point it home We’ve still got time Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice ~Glen Hansard
I’m in pain. Yesterday it was so bad that I found myself breathing as if in labor. Trying desperately to keep it at bay. Fearful that if I let go, it would completely overwhelm me. Take me under.
This is an over-used favorite of behavioral economists: What does the image mean? Context matters. We have this model that exercisers would choose the option that involved exercise (the stairs), but here is evidence that they don’t. So how do we help people make the best choices? Nudges. The summary of which is not […]
“It’s not the fault of rich people that poor people are poor.” I heard this statement in a class at Yale today and I’ve been mulling it over. Is it the fault of rich people that others are poor? Perhaps not directly. But what I think the speaker of the statement was missing is an […]
Employees are vastly more satisfied and productive, it turns out, when four of their core needs are met: physical, through opportunities to regularly renew and recharge at work; emotional, by feeling valued and appreciated for their contributions; mental, when they have the opportunity to focus in an absorbed way on their most important tasks and […]
When you think about it, you meet somebody for the first time, and they’re not presenting their warts-and-all self to you — they’re presenting their idealized self to you, they’re leading with their best. And then, eventually, you’re farting in front of each other. Eventually, you get to see the person who is behind that […]