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  • feedwordpress 23:16:24 on 2017/11/29 Permalink
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    Six Ways to Cultivate a Sense of Mutuality With Others 

    1. Two Ways to Turn an Insult Into Opportunity to Bring Out Their Better Side • In Split-Second Persuasion, Kevin Dutton recalls a story in a London newspaper of “an elderly Afro-Caribbean man traveling home from work on a bus. At one bus stop a drunk guy got on and couldn’t find a seat. ‘Get up, you fat black nigger bastard!’ he shouted at the man. ‘You calling me fat?’ responded the man. The bus erupted with laughter, causing the drunk guy to stomp off the bus and the responder to attract admiration and support. “Disaster averted in just four…
     
  • feedwordpress 23:16:24 on 2017/11/29 Permalink
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    Six Ways to Cultivate a Sense of Mutuality With Others 

    1. Two Ways to Turn an Insult Into Opportunity to Bring Out Their Better Side • In Split-Second Persuasion, Kevin Dutton recalls a story in a London newspaper of “an elderly Afro-Caribbean man traveling home from work on a bus. At one bus stop a drunk guy got on and couldn’t find a seat. ‘Get […]
     
  • feedwordpress 19:34:07 on 2017/11/13 Permalink
    Tags: , Collective Intelligence, decision making, Francesca Gino, , Kenneth Savitsky, My bodyguard,   

    Six Ways to Make Smarter Decisions By Not Getting Sidetracked 

    David Phillips was rushing up and down the supermarket aisles within seconds after seeing Healthy Choice’s “Early Bird Special.” He bought up all their 90-cent soups in the store. Then he raced over to a discount outlet to get all the brand’s 25-cent chocolate pudding cups. No time to pause. Phillips asked the store manager to order 60 more cases, and then requested the addresses of the chain’s other local outlets. The next weekend he and his mother-in-law to drove a van from Fresno to Davis, buying up all to the pudding cups in those stores. He and his wife…
     
  • feedwordpress 00:45:04 on 2017/11/06 Permalink
    Tags: , , Collective Intelligence, , Jerry Sternin, Jonathan Haidt, Monique Sternin, positive deviance, Richard Pascale, Save the Children   

    You Can Make Most Any Bad Situation Better 

    When told to tackle the widespread child malnutrition in Vietnam in 1990 as an employee of Save the Children, Jerry and Monique Sternin could easily have become overwhelmed. Plus the country’s foreign minister told them, “You have six months to make a difference.” Instead of looking at the macro problems such as polluted water, he asked the mothers in one village to meet with him to discover, together, the healthiest children and to then discover why. They found that the mothers of healthier kids were feeding their children four meals a day (using the same amount of food as other…
     
  • feedwordpress 21:48:16 on 2017/09/22 Permalink
    Tags: Barcelona, , Brazil, , Collective Intelligence, contagious behavior, crowd influence, , heroic behavior, insults, sports, uplift others   

    See Insults as Opportunities to Unify Others Around a Noble Option 

    During a stadium match, several spectators yelled racist insults down at the renowned, Brazilian footballer, Barcelona’s flying fullback, Dani Alves. Capping it off, an angry spectator who had been yelling epithets threw a banana down in front of Alves as he was walking back onto the field to play again. Without a pause, Alves picked up the banana, peeled it back, ate a bite, casually threw the peels aside to then stroll back into the game. That spontaneous, super short, two-act playlet was captured on hundreds of smart phones in the stadium, then rapidly spread around the world. “Dani Alves…
     
  • feedwordpress 00:24:58 on 2017/08/24 Permalink
    Tags: Adam. M. Grant., , , Collective Intelligence, , Justin Berg, Originals, Reb Rebele, Rob Minkoff, Warby Parker   

    See How Others Successfully Champion Their Ideas 

    Want to successfully champion ideas and spur apt collective action with others at work and home? Read Originals by New York Times op-ed writer and popular Wharton psychology professor, Adam Grant to get the answers to these questions and take this 15-question quiz. Q. Assuming that parents decide to give children the freedom to be original, what does it take to foster a sense of right and wrong? Hints: Timing and language are vital: when parents should talk about doing the right thing and the wording should they use when they ask their child to do the right thing. Pages…
     
  • feedwordpress 22:22:59 on 2017/08/17 Permalink
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    What We Don’t Intend to Reveal Can be More Revealing 

    Like many photographers before him, Richard Zaltman was visiting remote areas of the world to capture images of people living lives far removed from those in the United States. Here’s what made his experience different. One morning, while walking through an isolated village in Bhutan, he suddenly got the idea of turning his camera over to the locals to see what they would consider significant enough to show others about themselves. Later, when he looked at all their pictures, he noticed that most of the photos cut off people’s feet. “At first, I thought the villagers had just aimed wrong,”…
     
  • feedwordpress 23:09:28 on 2017/07/12 Permalink
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    Why and How to Look Out for Your Life’s Turning Point Stories 

    She’d been fidgeting for some while. Suddenly, she turned and started talking to me. For two hours we’d sat silently, side by side at the airport gate, waiting for our airplane to arrive. Leaning on the narrow metal armrest that divided our seats, she looked at me hesitantly yet determined. “Now I need to be brave for my father. I’m not sure I know how. I’ve always leaned on him for help, you see,” she nodded briefly at the man across from us. She continued, “We haven’t been on a plane since we flew here from Bogota last November. My…
     
  • feedwordpress 19:11:48 on 2017/04/27 Permalink
    Tags: , , Collective Intelligence, Eli Pariser, Facebook, Filter bubble, John Kasich, Kind Foundation, , Obama, opportunity-makers, , the big sort   

    Want a Way to Get Out of Your Filter Bubble on Facebook? 

    A recent research finding by Morning Consult that only 5% of adults seeing social media posts on Facebook from those with a much different world view is recent sign of how social media can reinforce our living in “filter bubbles” – meaning a tendency to surround ourselves with likeminded people and ideas. Way back in 2013 I wrote in my Forbes column about Eli Pariser’s insight book on this topic. And in my blog in 2012 I cited his book and two others that warned of this tendency – The Big Sort and On Being Certain. According to the Morning…
     
  • feedwordpress 22:19:49 on 2016/04/01 Permalink
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    How To Be Liked and Respected 

    It’s probably no surprise to you that we most admire those who exude the right balance of strength and warmth, even if the notion runs counter to Machiavelli’s famous view that, “It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.” Like to learn how? If you’re a woman or non-white this capacity is especially vital according Compelling People co-authors John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut. For example, they discovered that Hillary Clinton “has been the butt of more jokes than any other human being, living or dead.” How Do Leaders Rate on the Warmth/Strength Scale? Enter the name in…
     
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