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We need more women leaders

December 4, 2013
We need more women leaders

And here’s why; Male and Female brains are wired differently, leading to different skillsets. Complementary skillsets at that. Most organizations need all the skills covered by the two different wiring systems, ergo – more women leaders, please. For a long time now, we’ve made jokes, had anecdotal stories to share and have become very frustrated […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words

September 18, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words

AND, science now shows us words rely more on pictures than we had originally thought. For the first time, researchers report that they “were able to link the auditory signal in the brain to what a person said they heard when what they actually heard was something different.” When there is a disconnect between visual […]

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I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

March 20, 2013
I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

So, here we go. I was listening to one of my podcasts yesterday and the breathless announcer was peppering his guest with questions about the President’s directive to begin mapping the human brain. We don’t even know what that means, really, at this point, but we need to get started. And I couldn’t help wonder why the […]

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Book Review: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

July 3, 2011
Book Review: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

We cannot separate human behavior from human biology. That much seems clear even to the lay person. Michael Shermer manages to shed even more light on that view of how things come to be accepted by individuals as “truth.” The brain, as Shermer demonstrates, “is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the […]

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Book Review: Brain Rules by John Medina

March 28, 2011
Book Review: Brain Rules by John Medina

John Medina has pulled together all the verified scientific data (repeatable experimentation, trials, etc.) on how our brains “work” to process our sensory inputs and remember what we’ve experienced. He readily admits that this is an on-going study that will be augmented as we discover new ways the brain works and evolves. Medina has organized […]

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Book Review: Brain Brilliant by AmyK Hutchins

March 19, 2009
Book Review: Brain Brilliant by AmyK Hutchins

As defined by AmyK, Brain Brilliant is about knowing “how your own brain and mind operate.” She posits that if you know more about how “your brain functions and fires and the manner in which your mind assimilates and accommodates your experiences you can gain huge benefits.” Her very readable and informative book goes about […]

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Book Review: Part II; How to Measure Anything by Douglas Hubbard

October 1, 2007
Book Review: Part II; How to Measure Anything by Douglas Hubbard

Book Review – Part II: A practical application from How to Measure Anything: Finding the value of intangibles in business. By Douglas W. Hubbard In Part I of this review, I introduced the notion that in a past life, I had often had the discussion of “the financial risk of adding a sales person” to […]

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Book Review: Part I; How to Measure Anything by Douglas W. Hubbard

October 1, 2007
Book Review: Part I; How to Measure Anything by Douglas W. Hubbard

Book Review – Part I: How to Measure Anything; Finding the value of intangibles in business. Many times throughout my career, I’ve been confronted with the difficulty of presenting a business case for one project or another to colleagues or management. I suspect many of you have had similar experiences. Perhaps the most frequent reason […]

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