Author Archives: Think-Grow

Music, The Brain, and Mental health… from childhood to old age

The relationship between the music, our brain, and mental health in the different stages of our life is most interesting. It touches on a number of subjects related to left brain vs right brain development, the role of language, and … Continue reading

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Shredded Similes, Mutilated Metaphors

For your entertainment, actual similes and metaphors found by high school English teachers from across the country in their student’s essays. – Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a … Continue reading

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Interesting Quotes from the Movie Wall Street

Wall Street is an interesting movie, that portrays different images and struggles within the world of business and finance – regardless of whether the director (Oliver Stone) was actually really biased against powerful corporate and finance professionals. It draws the … Continue reading

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The Learning Wheel : The Four Stages of the Learning Cycle

( Adapted from the Book by Charles Handy – The Age of Unreason ) Handy believes that it is best to think of learning (see also http://www.think-grow.biz/learn.html) as a wheel of four parts: Question Theory Test Reflection it doesn’t end at … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Obesity

It is very interesting to see the actual total monetary costs of obesity to society.. Needless to say that ‘real’ (i.e. social, emotional, etc..) costs are much more important. But the below information from Mckinsey helps give a closer look … Continue reading

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On Motivating People ( From Jim Collins’ Book: Good to Great )

“Spending Time and Energy trying to ‘motivate’ people is  a waste of effort. The real question is not ‘how do we motivate our people’. If you have the right people they will be self-motivated. The Key is to not de-motivate … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law or The Rising Pyramid Work – it is said – expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ‘It is the busiest man who has time to spare’. A lack of real activity does not … Continue reading

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Brain Teaser .. Truth-teller – Liar (from KhanAcademy)

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Linkedin’s Most overused buzz words

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 85 million members worldwide, today released the most overused words and phrases in members’ LinkedIn profiles. The top 10 terms that are overused by professionals based in the … Continue reading

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Theory

“every theory makes a bargain with reality” M. Sahlins “Every theory trades certain kinds of knowledge at the expense of other kinds of knowledge. to put it more forcefully, every knowledge comes at the expense of a certain kind of … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

Bertrand Russel Said: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Interesting …. “Clarity”, too much of it, means lack of wisdom ? Is … Continue reading

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