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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three...
No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best. Great quotes have an incredible ability to put things in perspective. Here are 50 of my absolute favorites: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! —Audrey HepburnI’ve learned that...
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Our world and our society are constantly changing. Products and services are becoming more and more complex and sophisticated. New technologies are becoming a big part of our daily lives. We're also now confronting new challenges such as energy sustainability or global warming. Our old ways of solving problems are becoming obsolete and due to the increasing complexity of...
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Guy Kawasaki at TEDxBerkeley 2014: "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate." His talk is titled "The Art of Innovation." Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University...
A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes teams successful. They code-named the study Project Aristotle, a tribute to the philosopher's famous quote: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." The research team analyzed dozens of teams and interviewed hundreds of executives, team leads, and team members. They found that...
Work is about relationships. And relationships thrive on strong emotional intelligence. That’s why empathy is a powerful tool to do meaningful work. More importantly if you aren’t empathic, your colleagues would end up hating your guts. And no one wants that. Folks at GetCRM created a wonderful infographic about being more empathic at work. Check it out below.
“You know far less about yourself than you feel you do.” — Daniel Kahneman We like to think we’re in control of everything we do. In some sense we are, but we’re also subtly influenced by our environment and circumstances without even realizing it. One way this happens is through something called a priming effect. In the 1980s, psychologists started finding...
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Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.
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What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata.)
  Matt Sakaguchi is talking about key outcomes from the research by Julia Rozovsky into what separated effective teams from not so effective teams at Google are. Five attributes that separated effective teams from the rest: Psychological safety People feel comfortable taking a risk or asking a question and know they will be supported by their team mates, they feel safe to share...