Category Archives: Personal Development

On the road to Emotional Intelligence : The Emotions Map and other things ..

  Emanuel Derman (here) draws a nice similarity between how Spinoza in his ‘Ethics’ approached human emotion as Euclid approached geometry : Defining three Primitives and ( Pain (sorrow) , Pleasure  (joy) , and Desire ) and then proceeded to … Continue reading

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Obliquity by John Kay – Book Review

This book discusses how it is impossible sometimes to pursue our goals directly, where oblique (indirect) paths yield better results.   The writer basically validates this by examples from three fields. The happiest people aren’t those who pursue happiness, the … Continue reading

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On Multitasking: Can you Multitask ?

Think-Grow: Multitasking is a huge discussion now… How beneficial is it ? Can it really deliver considerable benefits? a short article on HBR blogs discusses a negative point of view on multitasking and how it can actually reduce personal effectiveness. … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy .. Stuttering .. Children .. more The Economist had an interesting article on speech therapy, inspired by the movie ‘the king’s speech’… It discusses historical approaches to the problem, including blaming it on dryness of the tongue (In … Continue reading

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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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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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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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