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Monthly Archives: May 2012

How Will You Measure Your Life?

“How Will You Measure Your Life?” is both an age-old question and the title of a new book by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen, also author of the business best-seller “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” “How Will You Measure Your Life?” is co-authored by James Allworth and Karen Dillon. Christensen reminds us that no matter […]

Motivation and the Two-Factor Theory

The opposite of satisfaction is not dissatisfaction, rather no satisfaction. Similarly, the opposite of dissatisfaction is no dissatisfaction. The two-factor theory of motivation was developed by American psychologist Frederick Herzberg (1923–2000). He postulates that the causes of job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction are separate and distinct, not just opposite ends of a continuum. The opposite […]

Following Feynman’s First Principle

Physicist Richard Feynman’s First Principle is simple: “You must not fool yourself… and you are the easiest person to fool.” We tend to believe what we want to believe; see what we expect to see, look for evidence that supports our pre-existing beliefs. Feynman’s First Principle came to mind this morning as headlines trumpeted the […]

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