Category Archives: behavior

Writing is an art. Publishing is a business.

In virtually every endeavor there exists these two elements, the joy of human creativity, and the economics of human behavior (business). Which one you intend to pursue will determine what strategies you deploy and what outcome(s) you achieve. How you

Writing is an art. Publishing is a business.

In virtually every endeavor there exists these two elements, the joy of human creativity, and the economics of human behavior (business). Which one you intend to pursue will determine what strategies you deploy and what outcome(s) you achieve. How you

Emotions are expensive.

Binging. Splurging. Compensating. To hell with it. Wanna save money? Put your frontal cortex in charge of your budget, not your amygdala.

Emotions are expensive.

Binging. Splurging. Compensating. To hell with it. Wanna save money? Put your frontal cortex in charge of your budget, not your amygdala.

Blame is an abdication of responsibility.

We must first distinguish between “blame” and a rational analysis of causality. Once you’ve done that, if you hear someone use blame as the rational analysis, you’re listening to someone who has given up power; the power to change, make a difference, or

Blame is an abdication of responsibility.

We must first distinguish between “blame” and a rational analysis of causality. Once you’ve done that, if you hear someone use blame as the rational analysis, you’re listening to someone who has given up power; the power to change, make a difference, or

Grow by the collective. Govern like a company.

Another paradox of expansion and growth, illuminated by this quote by Kevin Kelly, The dream of many companies is to graduate from making products to creating a platform. But when they do succeed (like Facebook), they are often not ready

Grow by the collective. Govern like a company.

Another paradox of expansion and growth, illuminated by this quote by Kevin Kelly, The dream of many companies is to graduate from making products to creating a platform. But when they do succeed (like Facebook), they are often not ready

Most problems are actually solutions to other problems. Therefore, don’t deal with problems, deal with finding better solutions.

Consider the problem of procrastination. Procrastination is not the problem. Procrastination is the solution to a bigger problem, be that fear of accomplishment, or the absence of discipline. Consider the problem of arguing with a loved one. Arguing is not the problem.

Most problems are actually solutions to other problems. Therefore, don’t deal with problems, deal with finding better solutions.

Consider the problem of procrastination. Procrastination is not the problem. Procrastination is the solution to a bigger problem, be that fear of accomplishment, or the absence of discipline. Consider the problem of arguing with a loved one. Arguing is not the problem.

Stress is experienced when demands exceed resources.

Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.” In less formal terms, we feel stressed when we feel that “things are out of

Stress is experienced when demands exceed resources.

Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.” In less formal terms, we feel stressed when we feel that “things are out of