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Science Says Self-Direction is Motivating

Traditional notions of management are great if you want compliance. But if you want engagement, self-direction works better. Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us We’re exploring this premise in a Grade 12 business course I’m … Continue reading

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Endowment Effect: Inaction in the Face of Opportunity

We avoid sticking our necks out because we fear loss and feelings of regret. Looking back on my notes from ‘Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes‘ (Belsky and Gilovich), I came across the following note on the Endowment Effect: … Continue reading

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Quotables: Didion on Responsibility

I’m someone who likes to read. I’m also someone who prefers to spend as little as possible, and so that makes me someone who likes to use the public library. One way I like to find new books is to … Continue reading

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Quotables: Bill Walton

Bill Walton had huge success as a basketball player in both college and the NBA. He was a disciple of legendary coach John Wooden, who led his UCLA teams to ten championships in twelve years. Walton went on to become … Continue reading

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Quotables: Mahatma Gandhi

I like this one cause it speaks to the notion of Choice as Currency. “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your … Continue reading

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