Psychology

We don't do that here

"When I have the energy, I try to educate and inform instead of correct. But I still keep this simple phrase, 'We don't do that here' in my back pocket as a tool for ending and defusing situations when other approaches don’t work." - Aja Hammerly

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Invert, always, invert

"Inversion is based on the maxim - invert, always, invert. It is about considering an inverse (usually a negative) outcome and listing the reasons for these. It forces you to either stop doing certain things or avoid the actions that lead to the negative outcomes. It gives us new possibilities and capabilities that we might not have considered otherwise." - Anup Jadhav

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No one escapes this law

"Bad character might drive someone into a position of leadership—because of their ambition, their ruthlessness, their shamelessness—but eventually, inevitably, this supposed “strength” becomes an Achilles’ heel when it comes time to actually do the job. Who trusts them? Who actually wants to work with them? What kind of culture develops around them? How can they learn? How can they know where the landmines are?" - Daily Stoic

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You should always find something to do

“We kill time as time is literally killing us. Who says you’ll get more moments? Can you really afford to let any be wasted?” - Daily Stoic

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On facts and thinking

"There are two types of facts, and two types of thinking. They can be combined into four techniques for making sense of the world." - Anonymous (Patrick)

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You aren’t communicating nearly enough

"If you develop the habit of communicating problems as soon as you suspect them, instead of waiting until there is no hope, you and your team are going to be much happier." - Michael Natkin

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Overcoming bias : how bees argue

"And that’s how bee swarms argue, re: picking a new site. The process only includes an elite of the most experienced 3-5% of bees. That elite all starts out with no opinion, and then slowly some of them acquire opinions, at first directly and randomly via inspecting options, and then more indirectly via randomly copying opinions expressed near them. Individual bees may never change their acquired opinions. The key is that when bees have an opinion, they tend to express them more often when those are better opinions." - Robin Hanson

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Is everything going to be okay?

"If we mean, 'Is everything going to be the way it is going to be?' then the answer is yes. Of course. If we define whatever happens as okay, then everything will be." - Seth Godin

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