management teams seem to have a cap on number of female executives.
Having a woman on a top management team REDUCES the likelihood that
another woman occupies a position on that team.
My collective regulatory focus article is published. Finally
nobody bribes a Cropanzano. You can bribe a Jones or a Smith, but not a
Cropanzano." -Russell Cropanzano talking about an instructor at a
former institution offering him fee-free investments in exchange for
better teaching assignments.
"People say 'I don't care about
fashion'. They go to the Gap or Old Navy, and they all dress alike,
they wear these uniforms. But that's a choice, it's a personal choice
because there are many people who don't do that. In buying those
uniforms, you're saying something about yourself, and about how you
feel about clothing and culture. Anti-fashion is fashion."
"Talking about problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys." -Rita Schiano
SAS software has three percent turnover, double-digit growth annually, and treats their employees great.
you want to be a great boss "give a damn" and be "willing to piss
people off" (because you care). This is called radical candor.
said that God is in everything -- the clay of the pot, the body of the
potter, and the eye of whoever sees the pleasing result.
"The limits of my language means the limits of my world" -Ludwig Witgenstein
Is there an answer to every question?
Does everything happen for a reason?
"Deconstruction insists not that truth is illusory but that it is institutional." - Terry Eagleton
"Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -Samuel Beckett
"When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable." -Rene Descartes
Is thinking something is true enough to make it true?
idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup." - Bertrand Russell
proposes that the purpose of existence is to seek pleasure, here and
now. True Epicureans achieve pleasure by obtaining knowledge,
through friendship, and by living a virtuous life.
"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
Should we acknowledge meaninglessness or construct a meaning?
rationalist imagines an imbecile-free society; the empiricist an
imbecile-proof one, or even better, a rationalist-proof one." -Nassim
We like leaders who underrate themselves
political correctness is way more intense than any other type of
political correctness. They even have an extremist tatoo decision
80 percent of infections are transmitted by hands, which teem with millions of bacteria and viruses.
Around the world, men are more financially literate than women (e.g. they understand compound interest ).
Winter might be tolerable when wrapped in one of these blankets
Economists tested seven welfare programs to see if they made people lazy. They didn't.
number one factor for team effectiveness at Google: Psychological
Safety. When people feel free to take risks, they share more diverse
knowledge and innovate more. The last time you were working on a
project did you feel like you could ask what the goal was without the
risk of sounding like you’re the only one out of the loop?
Freedom versus security
you walk a lot then your brain will be healthier. "On average a
muscularly powerful twin now performed about 18 percent better on
memory and other cognitive tests than her weaker sister."
In China, about 2.5 babies are aborted for every one born compared to about five live births for per one abortion in America.
ask kids what they want to be when they grow up but what problems do
they want to solve." -Jaime Casap Google Global Education Evangelist
More sex makes us happy but once a week may be enough for a happy relationship
may not be the best way to measure risk of death from obesity. New
research shows that people with a normal body mass index but a large
belly are at greater risk of dying from heart disease than those with
more evenly distributed weight. If your waist to hip ratio is less then
1, then you are fine.
fallacy ref is awesome "We have an ad hominem attack. Personal foul;
player tried to attack the opponent instead of his argument."
Jessica Jones is our first real super-antihero. With great irresponsibility comes great possibility.
"Hillary Clinton's resting face is "I just sat through 50 years of mansplaining." " - @louisvirtel
hate the player, hate the social construct of performative masculinity,
which encourages weak men to conform to a sexist narrative" - @msgwenl
"Sometimes I forget that men have the right of way on the sidewalk and I feel so silly" -@maryhoulie
The 5 best business books according to Pete Burridge
1. Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
2. The startup Playbook by David Kidder
3. Drive by Daniel Pink
4. The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
5. The leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
Are there three eras of management? The era of execution, then expertise and now empathy?
In love it's best to be kind and curious
Hand gesture pro tips
Stephen Colbert is at his best when he's having a deep conversation in the guise of a shallow one
This baby elephant trying to get into a tub might be my new spirit animal
If four men use these urinals at the same time, a path to a secret boss will open
"Fraudulent papers had about 60 more jargon-like words per paper compared to unretracted papers, which is a non-trivial amount."
Dalai Lama on terrorist attacks "We cannot solve this problem through
prayers...I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem,
and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. So let us work
for peace...and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments."
There's a big shrine to Mother Cabrini in Golden CO
historians rate the presidents throughout history, the most effective
ones turn out to be the most open-minded - Abraham Lincoln was a
flip-flopper: He started out pro-slavery before abolishing it. FDR was
a flip-flopper too: Elected on a platform of balancing the budget, he
increased spending with the New Deal.
The smartest states are Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kansas and Vermont.
assume that 24% of American teen girls give birth each year, but really
it's 3%. Also people think 15% of Americans are Muslim but it's really
1%. People think 32% of Americans are immigrants, but really it's 13%.
And to top it off, basically the US is the most ignorant of all
narcissism is the tendency to think about morality in terms of how your
actions make you feel about yourself rather than in terms of their
consequences for others.
Children with high self-esteem strongly identify with their own gender and prefer their own gender.
Cat cafes are a thing now
Duck internet search history:
what is "breadwinner"
how to become a breadwinner
where to win bread
"I like that Reading Rainbow theme song starts off by aggressively one-upping butterflies." -@allegraringo
""Um wow okay" -all of Santa's other reindeer" -@TribalSpaceCat
"The fact that we know chameleons exist means they are worthless idiot failures." -@PeachCoffin
wonder if caterpillars know they're gonna fly some day or they just
start building a cocoon and are like 'why am I doing this.'"
A glass half full interpretation of the
replicability of psychological science. Basically 77% of replication
effects from the psychology replication study were in (or above) the
95% prediction interval based on the original effect size.
"If they made taco flavored vodka I'd be dead in an hour." -@BGH70
"Just watched 3 people jogging outside and it has inspired me to get up and close the blinds." -@TrueTorontoGirl
Volkswagen emissions problem exposed by routine university research
"We do not get dignity from power or money or culture. We get dignity from work." -Pope Francis
"Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist" -Pablo Picasso
Apple is building an electric car that will come out in 2019
Cool name for your wifi network "FBI Intelligence van 18" also "It hurts when IP"
people are happier in relationships, and especially if you have low
avoidance (i.e. you handle conflict well) and have high approach (i.e.
you try to maximize closeness and bonding in all your relationships).
isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To
love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or
she is, right here and now." -Mr Rogers
"Inspiration, like all
of us, wants to be loved and appreciated, and if it hears you talking
about how much it's ruining your life it will take its business
elsewhere. So when I hear creative people complaining about how
it's a battlefield, and how they're bleeding over their work, and how
awful it is, I always want to whisper to inspiration and be like 'Hey
if you're sick of her, just come over to me.'" -Elizabeth Gilbert,
author of Big Magic
"Perfection is just a bludgeon that goes around murdering everything good."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic
"If something is authentic enough, it will feel original."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic
doesn't take anything from you. Curiousity just gives, and all it gives
you are clues, just a beautiful thread, a tiny little clue from the
scavenger hunt that you're unique here in life."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic
get better grades when they are the same race as their TAs because TAs
that are the same race give more answers to them.
failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved
like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know,
but they wanted me to learn for the exam... I felt that my thirst for
knowledge was being strangled by my teachers; grades were their only
measurement. How can a teacher understand youth with such a system?"