Want to think like a genius?
Take some of the 29 tips in the recent book by I. C. Robledo, The Secret Principles of Genius, who picked them up by studying the lives of great thinkers and doers, like Aristotle, DaVinci, Mozart, Tesla, Grace Hopper, Jackson Pollock, Prince (!), Einstein, Madame Curie, Buckminster Fuller, Steve Jobs et al.
We must adapt.
Over a century ago, the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
We’ve reached a stage in life where death is closer to us than it ever was – death of parents, friends, siblings, associates. When it happens, we are often given advice to obtain “closure,” defined as a sense of finality…
Softer than raw power, but still very important, influence plays a role in most of our communications with each other. Influence is a two-way street: we want to enhance ours and not be overly swayed by theirs.
We would all like to be creative. Perhaps it is not so hard.
“Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people,” noted the late Leo Burnett, outstanding advertising executive and founder of the firm that bears his name. If so, then by encouraging our own curiosity, we can become more creative.
Scott Adams, successful author and entrepreneur, is best known for his highly popular daily cartoon strip, Dilbert, chronicling the workplace ups and downs of this nicely nerdy engineer and his odd work fellows, which include a pointy-haired boss and colleagues who make an art of work-shirking.
In this holiday season, many people find themselves happier than usual, but some do not.
Their expectations are not met because the past seems better than the present. It’s good to be reminded how to get back on track, how to get happier.
Harry Hoover’s little book, GET GLAD, is indeed a “practical guide to a happier life.”
Over 50 and unmarried? You might be divorced, widowed, or perhaps never married. You likely at least have given marriage some serious thought. But… don’t most of them fail? Not so.
At a local meeting on health care financing, a lawyer neighbor of mine, “Sam,” offered a free half-hour consultation on estate planning at the large law firm on whose staff he serves.
Being hopelessly naïve, and forgetting the rule “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” I signed up, also thinking I’d be doing him a favor as he’d get a little credit from his colleagues for having gotten an enrollee.