Have you ever reached a goal you’ve worked hard for and expected to feel a burst of elation only to feel a little dissatisfied? Or that you just immiediately increased the target to another goal? In this short clip Adam Alter, author of ‘Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked’ argues that goals are never fulfilling and what you should … Continue reading Why Setting Goals Is Not The Answer To Success
I’ve featured Professor Mark Blyth a number of times here. In this wonderful clip he eloquently explains why The U.S government: “does not have a spending problem it has a revenue problem.“ Blyth magnificently debunks myths around U.S debt, government spending and the reasons for exponential growth in wealth inequality. Why when Corporate profits have never been higher, the banks have been bailed out … Continue reading Professor Decimates US Politicians on Taxing the Poor over Billionaires
In this riveting video Robert Sapolsky examines moral failure or people’s inability to resist temptation from a neurological perspective. Is being “good” a question of training our impulses to do the right thing? Using reason to navigate our way through life’s temptations and arriving at a morally good answer? Maybe. However this video points to research that suggests rather than trusting reason of “oh I … Continue reading What Makes You A “Good” Person?
In this interesting piece, Simon Cade analyses the artistic process and asks what are the things that make a content creator happy. How do you filter out critics? How do you begin to trust your intuition and progress as an artist? Cade argues the key to being a happy creator is interpretation. It is how you interpret self doubt, discontent with your work, or criticism … Continue reading What Makes A Writer Happy?
Inventor, Entrepreneur and Englineer discusses what he views as the most important work to be doing if he was a young person in 2017. Musk has been at the centre of the conversation around artificial intelligence and sustainable energy consumption over the past 15 years. He is ranked the 21st most influential people in the world and his current company SpaceX are working on a … Continue reading What Would Elon Musk Be Working On If He Was 22?
Katherine Maher, executive director at the Wikimedia Foundation discusses how Wikipedia went from a site loaded with errors and false information to the world’s trusted open encyclopedia. Through the process of constant self improvement and a dedication to ensuring accurate information, Wikipedia shows that sorting fact from fiction is a much easier job than has been made out from public figures such as Hillary Clinton … Continue reading Wikipedia Proves Fake News Hysteria is Bullsh*t
It’s an addiction. A stimulation we crave. Yet it can really inhibit the quality of our lives and ability to focus on hard tasks. Most of us would admit we spend way too much time aimlessly drifting through newsfeeds but how do we beat it? Author Charles Duhigg believes we must treat it like any other ingrained habit. Accept that we have a dependency and slowly … Continue reading How to Stop Wasting Your Days on Facebook
In this extraordinary clip Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine reveals how social media is actually physically rewiring our brains. The addictive nature of social media has become starkly apparent as anyone who takes public transport will be aware. Yet its capacity to manipulate and reshape our brains is something not often discussed and something parents should be particularly … Continue reading How Social Media is Shaping Our Thought Patterns
Mel Robbins in this interview for Impact Theory explains why she believes motivation to be a debilitating concept which holds people back. She argues that people get fixated with the idea that “one day” they will do the things they really want to do and all that is missing is courage and motivation. In reality however, it will always be difficult to do things which create … Continue reading Stop Thinking You Need Motivation.
World famous speaker Tony Robbins discusses the difference in mentality between those who achieve average and those who reach their potential. In this witty parable of “The dabbler” he elegantly depicts the psychological perspective required to overcome times when you are putting in effort but not seeing reward. A thought-provoking take Continue reading The Art of Winning