Genius versus Persistence

“I wish I could promise you genius but most days all I have to offer is persistence.” I don’t remember who said it – I think I read it in an unsolicited email from someone, actually – but the point gave me pause. Don’t get me wrong, ‘genius’ is a good thing. But the problem with ‘genius’ is …

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TED Talks

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Length: 12:18) Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability. Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, …

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Elevators, Creativity, Collaboration, and Leadership

Perhaps you’ve seen this video of Arcade Fire performing Neon Bible … live … in an elevator. Good stuff. Did you notice the percussionist, though? Since an elevator is obviously too small a place for a full drum set (along with 7 people and all their assorted instruments) he’s there banging on the elevator ceiling …

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