25 August 2015

Three Myths of Behavior Change - What You Think You Know That You Don't: Jeni Cross

Cross outlines three of the most common misconceptions about getting people to change their behavior:

  1. Education (information needs to be tangible to effectively change behavior)
  2. Attitude drive behavior (behavior drives attitude)
  3. People think they know what motivates them (people actually do poorly at ranking what motivates themselves)


Three Myths of Behavior Change - What You Think You Know That You Don't: Jeni Cross

20 August 2015

Mel Robbins: How to stop screwing yourself over

"The bigger issue with 'fine' is that you are saying it to yourself." Robbins talks about overcoming personal motivation issues. She suggests a "5 second rule": marry an action to a thought within 5 seconds; otherwise the thought dies.

Mel Robbins: How to stop screwing yourself over

11 August 2015

The Science of Shopping and Future of Retail: Devora Rogers

Rogers shares some of her deep insight into how companies can make the shopping experience better. It is interesting to realize how much we do not know about the human shopping process.

The Science of Shopping and Future of Retail: Devora Rogers


05 August 2015

"Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer

Lehrer complied all of the latest research about creativity. There were many surprising and interesting insights. Many of which go against the current line of thinking about boosting creativity. For example, employees are more creative and productive when they have offices to work in as opposed to the current open floor plan many work spaces are implementing.

Interesting tidbit: The notion the no idea should be criticized during a brainstorming session is entirely contrary to the related research. Instead of simply accepting every idea, ideas should be criticized. Criticism tends to cause defensive which spurs refinements of the original idea which are usually superior to the original idea. The key is to challenge the idea, not the person, and then offer a an improvement.