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Maslow’s Hierarchy: 6 Myths

Most Psychologists have a general familiarity with Maslow's hierarchy of needs. I wanted to dig deeper into the model to determine whether it truly has sufficient validity to still be considered useful in today’s business environment.

Aug 12, 2019

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Learning & Development

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The Most Misunderstood Dimension of Personality

In physics, there are objects of study that stupefy and ensnare, objects that have swallowed geniuses whole, objects whose continued investigation open deeper and darker doorways into the mind, labyrinths from which there is no escape, no resolution, no happiness, nothing. 

Jun 30, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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Making Sense of Personality - 7 All-Star Mental Models

“I basically load my head full of mental models… the really smart thinkers are clear thinkers and they understand the basics at a very, very fundamental level.”— Naval Ravikant (Farnam Street Podcast, best podcast episode I’ve listened to in years)

Jun 11, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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The World’s Most Popular Quote (Plus 70 of the Most-Liked Quotes from 100 Goodreads Pages)

This is either the most interesting or least interesting thing I’ve ever posted on this blog. I’m gonna go with most interesting. It’s quotation time! Yaaay! I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement.

May 21, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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This 2-Minute Story Can Change Your Life

“I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I'm an entertainer....

Apr 29, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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10 Nitro Sticks of Awe For The Frozen Sea Within Us

“We are simultaneously worms and gods.” — Maslow. Franz Kafka, a giant of 20th century literature, not satisfied with the notion that we should invest time in books to make us feel “happy,” shared in a letter to a friend his belief in the real purpose of reading:

Apr 29, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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The Dark Side of the Psyche: 8 Archetypes From Film & TV

Looking back through years of email newsletter statistics, the single thing I find most surprising is that "12 Annoying Office Personalities” remains, by far, our most clicked blog post of all time. 

Mar 7, 2019

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology

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In a Nutshell: 6 Attitudes

Spranger identifies six basic “attitudes,” “types,” or “values” that are thought to be applicable across human time and culture. These attitudes can be thought of as lenses through which people view the world, each with a fundamentally distinct value conception.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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