Bullshit Jobs

It is true that much of half the work we do could actually be eliminated without any significant effect on the overall productivity? Would shutting down the global work machine put a break on climate change? 15 hours per week! Imagine that your job was to write a two-page report for a meeting where the …

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Creativity – The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation

“If I have seen fur­ther it is by stand­ing on the shoul­ders of Giants.” Isaac New­ton The above quote captures the essence of the interaction between neurobiology and culture. An individual mind or a team of minds may be driven towards breakthrough ideas but it is the culture that provides the point of departure. Every …

Thin-slicing : the power of intuition – Thinkibility Boost

Building up Intuition is "thin-slicing" In an earlier post,  we discussed the relation between Reasoning and Intuition on the basis of Kahneman's two interrelated thinking systems. One is fast, intuitive reactive and emotional. The other is slow, deliberate, methodical and rational. Although he acknowledges that the mind functions thanks to a delicate, intricate and sometimes …

Hack Your Education

What if: you are stuck in a narrow track, needing to find a job to pay off $27,000 in study debt and there are no jobs at all? colleges doesn't provide good education to succeed in a job? sacred institutions like university ceases to exist? you are allowed to join the real world before getting …

The Emotional Life of Your Brain – Book Review

Are you feeling gloomy and miserable? Neuropsychologist Richard Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley book “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” may provide you with some insight into your emotions and even give you some inspiration about ways to challenge and change your outlook on life. One hundred years ago, psychologists and biologists were interested …

The Power of Thinking Differently – Book Review

The book “The Power of Thinking Differently” is a delight to read - humorous and filled with insights. The author, and former engineer Javy W. Galindo, takes the reader on a journey where stories about pickles and doughnuts are used to explore creativity. Galindo explores creative approaches found in art, science, and business.  The book …