Archive for January, 2011

Creating One’s Own Luck

Support continues to grow for the theory that those who envision and open themselves to positive outcomes enhance their chances of finding such outcomes. Here’s a nice little essay on the point from Daniel Tomasulo at the PsychCentral website. This is not The Secret, which has been roundly and justly criticized as pseudoscience at best. […]

Depression Triggers – And What to Do

This article, posted at the blog care2 [make a difference], lists common depression triggers and what to do about them. Most are obvious and stark — divorce, job loss, death of a loved one — but these more extreme situations can be closely analogized to less dramatic episodes in your life that likewise make you […]

The Persuasive Power of Story

Anyone who doubts the power of story in persuasion should spend some time on the website Storynomics.¬† Consider, for instance, Daniel Pink’s entry there, a video compilation of the answer to his question, “What’s Your Sentence?” In this short video, people capture in 15 seconds how they would like to be perceived by the world. […]

More on the Pace of Change

I’m not a techno-neophyte. But following up on my post of yesterday, I just wanted to provide a coda. Saturday night I called my younger sister, Beth, on Skype. She has two boys, the older of which turned seven on Saturday. I wanted to have a chance for me and my son (age six) to […]

The Pace of Change

Back in the early 1980s, I owned a MacPlus computer. I showed this computer at the time to my brother Dan (terrific musician, thinker, and author of the blog TheWheel), who back then was not a computer user. Mostly we focused on a second-generation version of the 1970s classic video game Pong. This Mac version […]

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