There is a good definition of ego depletion in this HBR article: As the Jekyll and Hyde analogy suggests, self-control varies over time within the same person. Physiologically, self-control occurs largely in the pre-frontal cortex region of the human brain, and uses glucose as a fuel. The act of using self-control draws upon this fuel, which exhausts the [...]
Ok this is marketing. However the idea is interesting: Make a forensic drawer makes sketches of women as they see themselves compared to how a stranger see them. The outcome? “You are more beautiful than you think”. Videos and sketches are available after the jump. Real Beauty Sketches – Dove via kwout
Very good article beautifully illustrated. The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future by $techgnotic on deviantART via kwout
Everyday at work I interact with Frenchs, Thais, Americans, English, Indians,… co-workers. And communication issues are common. I already experienced misunderstanding beween French and Thai similar to the example below related by Erin Meyer from HBR Blog that involves French and Indonesians: Here’s what an Indonesian interviewee told me: In the Indonesian cultural context, confrontation [...]
I enjoy those minimalist illustrations like below (there are more after the jump) that wraps up the cultural differences between Paris and NewYork. From a cultural perspective, it’s like the top of an iceberg. Paris vs. New York: Minimalist Illustrated Parallels of Culture | Brain Pickings via kwout Those illustrations are taken from the book [...]
A useful Mindmap to avoid distractions. The full version is available after the jump. Focus-mindmap-for-web.jpg (1220×889) via kwout Found via The Next Web.
There is really a model for everything. BBC reports the results of a study that states that there is a link between sleep position and personality. The most common sleep positions are: BBC NEWS | Health | Sleep position gives personality clue via kwout The personalities according the position are: Foetus: tough on the outside [...]
I already wrote a post about the spinning lady optical illusion: It’s a Right brain VS Left Brain test. The new animated GIF below with 2 additional dancers can be used to change the rotation direction. It’s still amazing.
I came across a very interested social model called Power Distance Index reading Malcolm Gladwell‘s book “Outliers-the story of success”. The Power Distance Index (PDI) is one of the five intercultural dimensions developed by the psychologist Geert Hofstede. This index defines how much a particular culture values and respects authority. Here is a map of [...]
In the post referenced below Seth Godin recall (with style) an idea already highlighted by Tim Ferris in the 4h week: Act before to ask other people what they think. Because most of the time they will prevent you (with their advices) to start anything. By the way this post is today the most popular [...]