Are You a Sexist Woman at Work? Part Two

Following on from last week’s column on how our brains assign positive and negative traits to men and women without asking us, we look at how we all hold bias ubiquitously. Or in plain English, women can be as sexist and upholding of the patriarchy as men. How does this play out in the workplace?… Read More

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Can You Find The Easy Answer? Learn The Brilliant Trick

Find a value of x such that: (3 + 4)(32 + 42)(34 + 44)(38 + 48)(316 + 416)(332 + 432) = 4x – 3x Thanks to Ben Craft for suggesting this problem and providing the solution! (I admit I did not figure it out immediately). Also thanks to Nar235 and Jonathan Love for pointing out … Continue reading Can You Find The Easy Answer? Learn The Brilliant Trick Read more ›

Trust Beats Brains

A recent study showed only 52% of people trust their boss.  For a leader, trust works two ways:

1. You need to be trusted so people will choose to follow you.

2. You need to be able to trust people you choose to work with.

For a leader to be trusted she or he must …

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We need more science in business

Yesterday I participated in the Copenhagen March for Science – part of a global movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in our live. It was tremendously cool to march through the streets of Copenhagen along with hundreds of other science enthusiasts and it’s easy to see that it has never been more … Continue reading We need more science in business

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Voice of Experience: Jennifer Hanes, Head of Investment Management and Operations, Buy Side Solutions at FIS Global

“When you make a commitment to focus on developing an area of domain expertise and own it, you’ll earn the credibility you desire,” says FIS’ Jennifer Hanes, offering words of advice for career novices. “Define success for yourself; no one can give you the road map, so decide the most important criteria for success as… Read More

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How to Influence Search Results to Reflect Your Brand

How can I influence Google search results for my name to be sure they appropriately reflect my business brand?

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start …

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The Hedonic Treadmill and Your Spin Rate

When was the last time you bought something that you really wanted?

How long after you bought it where you coming down off that buyers high?

That is the Hedonic Treadmill

Where you have highs and lows yet they are quickly attenuated back to your normal state of being.

This is, for better or worse, …

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The Seemingly Impossible Missing Book Pages Puzzle From India

Kshitij from India sent me this problem from the 1994 India Regional Mathematics Olympiad. “A leaf is torn from a paperback novel. The sum of the numbers on the remaining pages is 15000. What are the page numbers on the torn leaf?” Note 1: a “leaf” means a single sheet of paper. Note 2: the … Continue reading The Seemingly Impossible Missing Book Pages Puzzle From India Read more ›

How to Approach the Job Search

At times, I am amazed at people in transition who approach the job search the way we used to in the past. Looking for a job nowadays puts job seekers into extremely tough competitions unlike those of the past, and job seekers who do not both understand and apply the rules of the game will …

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Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy in Copenhagen in June is already sold out with 25 participants from 14 countries and a long waiting list. Sign up here, if you want to be notified of future CHO Academies and learn all about the science and practice of creating happier workplaces. But the good news is … Continue reading Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is sold out

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