Ted Talks – Life Lessons From An Ad Man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. https://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man

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Ted Talks – The Mathematics Of Love

Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone. https://www.ted.com/talks/hannah_fry_the_mathematics_of_love?referrer=playlist-the_weird_science_of_love

The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

Whether one believes in a well known religious belief system, it may come from western, eastern or individualistic belief is not the point. The point is everyone has one. If they have none, then that is their belief system- to believe in nothing. All too often at yearly family gathering or business conferences there will … Continue reading The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

All of us have heard  the term before and know what it means. The classic daddy issue defined: A girl has had a soggy relationship with her absent father which leads to resentment of the relationship. The girl as an adult goes on to find an older man relationship for her protection and safety. That's … Continue reading The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

“Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Everyday I met people in my job that complain. They fall into one demographic "old." Why do "old" and "complainers" go hand in hand in the same sentence? Let's break it down and look at psychology of old baby boomer complainers that won't go away and are stuck in their ways: The Psychology of Lev … Continue reading “Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Toxic  adjective containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation Relationship noun the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship Longevity does not equate to success. A married couple may celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, friends around them pass on congratulatory remarks and the marriage in public opinion is a … Continue reading Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Keep Your Goals To Yourself

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.   https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself

8 Secrets To Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success. https://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success?referrer=playlist-ted_in_3_minutes