The Power of Full Engagement: , Not , is the to and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Failure Is Not an Option: from to 13 and Beyond
by Gene Kranz
Team Geek: A 's to Well with Others
by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman
…to start? What is your reward for completing them? Here lies the answer. You can hijack your existing habits by planning to do a different routine or give yourself a different reward for an existing habit by figuring out the cue that triggers it.
…eighty nine!" is the first thing shouted in Public Enemy's "Fight the Power", marking the historical context for what Chuck D is about to tell us.
Why is this? I suspect it underlies the act of making music. Besides hit factory music, i.e. ear worms you hear on the radio, a musician's goal is to make something expressive. Expressiveness often leads to qualities that give a piece endurance; timelessness, nostalgia, high quality. Expressiveness is less often an objective …
The Power of Email
As a geek it might be easy to dismiss email as a communication method as old-fashioned and something people mostly ignore. I mean, everyone prefers to get their daily RSS fix or (nowadays) read about your stuff on Twitter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Growing a list of email newsletter subscribers is by far the most effective method of reaching your audience. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, it is way more personal. Most email list software lets …
Answer the following questions:
Why is this change necessary?
How does it address the issue?
What side effects does this change have?
The Losada ratio is the sum of the positivity in a system divided by the sum of its negativity. A ratio of 3.0 to 6.0 has been found to be highly correlated with high performance, with 2.9 the dividing line between normal performance and flourishing performance.
§ Creating Intrinsic Ratios for Video : styling an element with variable width and auto-scaling height.
I have found that return and ridicule are highly correlated over the years. We have made more money on things that were highly ridiculed than on any other cohort. When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment.
§ HipChat . and for the Power User
I've been reading a great book, "The Power of Habit" , and it outlines another story of failure and how tackling that was turned into an opportunity to improve company culture.
WhenO'Neill, later to become Secretary of the , took over management of Alcoa, one of the ' largest aluminum production companies, he made it his first and foremost to tackle the safety issues in the company's production plants.
He put rules …
…Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character not because it's still fresh in my mind but because it's a book that I hope will be read widely. Readable, thought-provoking and inspirational, it's a book for anyone with an interest in the relationships between environment, learning, character and life prospects. That should be most of us.
For the benefit ofreaders I should mention that I had to import it from the …
He recommended two books for further learning: "The Power of stickK , an app that uses a rather unique approach to helping us set and meet our goals." by and "Switch" by the Heath Bros. He also recommends
Tomorrow I'll share what I learned from Pepper Oldziey's talk titled "The Simpleof ."
This post is one in a series from indieconf 2012