Our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong

Watch this TED Talk. Here, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.

“Dan Gilbert believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes — and fool everyone’s eyes in the same way — Gilbert argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy. And these quirks in our cognition make humans very poor predictors of our own bliss. (more…)

First why and then trust

Simon Sinek started with his simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership: The Golden Circle, where it’s all starting with the question “Why?” (in case you missed this: watch his Golden Circle talk – recommended!) Now Simon takes the next step. After why comes : trust. When we surround ourselves with Read more…

Measuring what makes life worthwhile

Chip Conley: measuring what make life worthwhile. Chip Conley creates joyful hotels, where he hopes his employees, customers and investors alike can realize their full potential. Influenced by Maslow’s pyramid, he revamped his business model to focus on the intangible, higher needs of his company’s three main constituencies — employees, Read more…