What’s the difference between a scout and a soldier? It’s all about their mindset, explains Julia Galef in her February 2016 TED talk. And it’s in this fundamental distinction that we uncover the key to good judgement. Intelligence doesn’t have much to do with it. Nor is it about winning an argument to show (or […]Read more "Overcoming our propensity to want to be right"
Like with policy-making in Washington, DC, a lot goes on behind-the-scenes in healthcare. However much we hope decisions are made from a place of pure altruism, the reality is, that’s rarely the case. Healthcare is political, and whenever we’re talking about something political, it’s all about power and influence. As outlined in the seminal volume […]Read more "Buying prescriptions: Industry payments to doctors and it’s influence on healthcare decisions"
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply,” Stephen Covey once said. As we teeter between civility and chaos in our public discourse, this wonderful TED talk by journalist Celeste Headlee challenges us to have better conversations. Instead of talking at people, let’s talk with people. […]Read more "Have better conversations"
Enter the echo chamber. New options “emerge” based on our previous decisions or associations. On Amazon, a set of recommended products appear underneath the product we’re currently looking at. On Netflix, a list of recommended movies appear based on previous titles we’ve watched in the past. On Facebook, suggested news articles or posts appear on our […]Read more "We can’t just listen to people we agree with"
Time is life’s ultimate currency. It’s uncompromisingly absolute. We feel liberated when we possess an abundance of it. And hopelessly trapped when we don’t. Yet, as finite as 60 seconds can be, the sum of those in what is our life is a question with a less finite answer. So, we live. We find things […]Read more "On choosing our actions and friends wisely"
I’m in the middle of reading the best-seller, The Magic of Thinking Big. Though originally published in 1959, the principles it contains are timeless. More importantly, it doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, entrepreneur, personal trainer, or working your first job as a sales rep at Macy’s, the tips, traits, routines, and mindsets cut across […]Read more "Mindset is everything"
I’m in the middle of reading Greg McKeown’s New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. For anyone looking to get rid of the noise in their life, prioritize, and pursue their goals with laser-like focus, this is a foundational book. It’s full of pearls. Here’s one I felt worth sharing. For anyone […]Read more "The power to choose"