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Improving happiness

For the last few years I have been focused on becoming more happy.

This was in part because I had a rough childhood, and partly because I was, for many years, in a bad business relationship that ended up sucking most of my will to work out of me, while I gave […]

Handling failure like a human

I was recently asked to speak at the beginning of a major bank’s new moon-shot project.

It is a project that has the potential to transform the banking industry, and there were many high level executives present, all with high hopes for the program.

The team doing the actual work was given a […]

Understanding motivation – the invisible force of any business.

The science behind TimeBlock: Part 1

In his book “Drive, the surprising truth about what motivates us” Daniel Pink describes a most disturbing fact that most employers, business owners and board members should know, but do not.

The fact that he lays out is that, in 40 years of research from great institutions […]

How the loss of control kills people

Do you know the feeling of not being in control – when sitting, stuck in traffic or looking out the window of a train not moving?

It is annoying to the point where people commit road rage, or as in the 1993 blockbuster movie “Falling Down” Michael Douglas goes on a […]

What does the amygdala have to do with (maker) productivity?

The amygdala is a small almond sized gland that sits deep inside your brain, It is primarily responsible for taking control of your brain whenever a sudden and unexpected event happens.

The amygdala is a very early structure of the brain. Sometimes it is also referred to as the lizard brain and […]