Monday, October 31, 2011

a sister's eulogy...

This piece written by Mona Simpson, Steve Jobs' sister, has no doubt made its rounds all over the world wide web -- but its worth posting even if for the millionth time.

It is very moving & beautiful.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mindset After Failure is Profound...

In this article by Jonah Lehrer on he discusses the profound importance of a person's mindset after failing at a task. Even more importantly for me, as a father, he discusses the profound impact of our words/instructions/comments to children after failing or succeeding at a task.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Intuitive Decision Making...

Author Donald Miller wrote this concise yet profound blog entry regarding the validity of making decisions (quick ones at that) using intuition alone.

I found it similar to Malcolm Gladwell's Blink which is entire book dedicated to the topic. And of course anything by Gladwell is top-notch.

I recommend reading both the article and Blink.

Ben Franklin - master of social skills...

In this enlightening piece by David McRaney of You Are Not So he discusses the myths & truths behind why we like or dislike certain people. It was very eye-opening for me and certainly caused me to stop and think. He uses Ben Franklin as the case study but certainly dives into deep research and study on the topic.

This article is quite lengthy but worth the read.