The Maui Habit

The Maui Habit

B.J. Fogg [TEDxMaui ] Today I want to share with you my favorite habit. I’m a behavior scientist, and in my research I’ve never set out to find my favorite habit. But I guess it’s sort of like a geologist who’s studying a landscape, in a new way. And as he’s doing the research, he stumbles across a gem, and that’s hard to

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck [ 2.2 M Views, 30 K Likes ] I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But

Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

Daniel Levitin [ GoogleTalk ] I want to talk about three big ideas, and then I’d be happy to take some questions. The three big ideas are multitasking, brain extenders, and decision making in the age of information overload. But first, I’ll give you a little glimpse into why I wrote the book. Neuroscientists in the last 10 years have learned quite a

Practicing Mind

Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner [ Philly NewTech ] Developing Focus and Discipline – Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process. Activities such as painting, learning music or gaining proficiency in any sport is a skill. But moving through a challenging time such as losing a job, dealing with a difficult colleague at work or managing the hurdles of growing a

Organized Mind

Organized Mind

Daniel Levitin [ The Organized Mind ] Information and Conscientious Organization. We humans have a long history of pursuing neural enhancement—ways to improve the brains that evolution gave us. We train them to become more dependable and efficient allies in help­ing us to achieve our goals. Law schools, business schools, and medical schools, music conservatories and athletic programs, all strive to harness the

Myth of Creativity

Myth of Creativity

David Burkus [ GoogleTalk ] The weird thing about writing a book is you learn things after you publish it. After you send it to the publisher people then start discussing you. And you realize that, I set out to write a business book, or I thought I was writing a business book. I found I’ve written a book that has I hope

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Ellen Langer [ Harvard University ] What I want you to do is play along with me, then you’ll get a better sense of what I’m going to try to show you. So the first thing is: “what is this?” Those of you who don’t see the cow, don’t worry – the others only see it because somebody previously told it to them.