Understand the phonenomenon of relative deprivation when applied to education

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The phenomenon of relative deprivation applied to education is called—appropriately enough—the “Big Fish–Little Pond Effect.” The more elite an educational institution is, the worse students feel about their own academic abilities. Students who would be at the top ofContinue reading “Understand the phonenomenon of relative deprivation when applied to education”

Understanding the income threshold beyond which happiness diminishes

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “The scholars who research happiness suggest that more money stops making people happier at a family income of around seventy-five thousand dollars a year. After that, what economists call “diminishing marginal returns” sets in. If your family makes seventy-fiveContinue reading “Understanding the income threshold beyond which happiness diminishes”

This is how “being UNREASONABLE” and “HUMAN PROGRESS” are related

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Malcolm Gladwell from the book David and Goliath “As the playwright George Bernard Shaw once put it: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Its our innate nature to be manipulated by right levers

Adopted from the following great insight shared in the book SuperFreakonomics “People aren’t “good” or “bad.” People are people, and they respond to incentives. They can nearly always be manipulated—for good or ill—if only you find the right levers.”

A very QUIRKY fact around people who buy ANNUITIES

Adopted from the following great insight shared in SuperFreakonomics “People who buy annuities, it turns out, live longer than people who don’t, and not because the people who buy annuities are healthier to start with. The evidence suggests that an annuity’s steady payout provides a little extra incentive to keep chugging along.”

Deliberate Practice leads to Mastery and comprises of these THREE components

Adopted from the following great insight from SuperFreakonomics “Deliberate practice has three key components: setting specific goals; obtaining immediate feedback; and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome.”

Understanding the true purpose of a SALES PITCH

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Daniel Pink from the book To Sell is Human “The purpose of a pitch isn’t necessarily to move others immediately to adopt your idea. The purpose is to offer something so compelling that it begins a conversation, brings the other person in as a participant, and eventuallyContinue reading “Understanding the true purpose of a SALES PITCH”

To UPSELL is to UPSERVE , this is why

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Daniel Pink from the book To Sell is Human “Anytime you’re tempted to upsell someone else, stop what you’re doing and upserve instead.”

Inspiring communicators stick to these THREE types of STORIES

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Inspiring communicators and the best TED presenters stick to one of three types of stories. The first are personal stories that relate directly to the theme of the conversation or presentation; second are stories about other people who haveContinue reading “Inspiring communicators stick to these THREE types of STORIES”

The essence of AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Authentic happiness can only come from the long-term cultivation of wisdom, altruism, and compassion, and from the complete eradication of mental toxins, such as hatred, grasping, and ignorance.”