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Innovation Through Competition

Whenever people talk to me about innovation, we inevitably discuss how to come up with a new idea.  Most people I have spoken to respond that coming up with a novel and innovative idea depends on being in the “right” environment at the “right” time.  After a little probing, these friends have explained that the

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Preach Religion through Love not Death!

This morning I was on the subway on my way into Manhattan and a very loud woman was preaching about Jesus.  Throughout the entire speech, she kept repeating that we need to “come to Jesus” and that we must do it before it is too late. The overtone of her entire session was that we

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Managing through Confidence

Published on May 6, 2012 by in Management

I’ve been thinking a lot about my experiences with good and bad managers. In my post earlier this week, I proposed that all good leaders posses strength and good communication skills. I realize that some people view strength as the ability to confront their coworkers, bosses and staff. That’s why bosses that scream are bad

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Learning from Babies

In this week’s NY Times, there was a great profile on a Elizabeth S. Spelke, a cognitive psychologist.  Spelke’s work focuses on understanding how babies store knowledge and what they know about the world.  She mentions in the video that studying babies allows you to see how the mind works without the impacts of normal

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We Need Strong Leaders that Communicate Clearly

I have been thinking a lot about what makes a good leader and I realize that all good leaders have two important qualities: strength/confidence and great communication skills.  Let’s be clear, I do not think that dictators are good leaders, even though they usually possess both of those qualities.  Inherent in a leader’s strength is

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MBTI: The Epitome of Normal Behavior

The more that I talk about MBTI(Myers Briggs Type Indicator), the more people start asking about using MBTI to resolve psychological issues.  This is my first red flag to stop and explain that although knowing your type is a useful self-development tool, it does not correct or deal with personal psychological issues.  Carl Jung was

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The Future of the Internet, Social Media and Computers

During a conversation with a colleague this week, I pointed out that I am not actively subscribed to any podcasts anymore.  I told him it is not because I don’t enjoy the content, but I never plug my mobile devices into a computer anymore to sync up.  His response was perfect, “What do your habits

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Happy New Year!

In honor of the Jewish New Year, I decided it is finally time to post again.  In the spirit of the new year, I am posting a resolution. Although, I love taking on many things and participating in new exciting ventures, I don’t always know when to say no or know when I am over

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Thinking vs Feeling: A Fascinating Dichotomy

Over the last few weeks I have had some very interesting conversations with people who rationalize situations very differently than I do.  These conversations were all theoretical and stirred a heated and loud debate.  It wasn’t till afterwards that I realized these debates were fueled by the T-F dichotomy.   One of the conversations happened

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Your Life Visualized

I have been an avid reader of FlowingData ever since I stumbled across it.  Every day, Nathan posts about some new visualization or data set that we should look at.  Today, Nathan launched your.flowingdata.com and I am really impressed with the amount of work he put into it.  The idea behind your.flowingdata is that you

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