Where We Are Shapes Who We Are

we’re more like chameleons who instinctively and unintentionally change how we behave based on our surroundings.

Safe neighborhoods are generally nice, reinforcing peace and quiet. Dangerous neighborhoods are broken down, reinforcing crime and destruction.

What you see is what you get.


Work/Life Synthesis

We spend most of our lives at the office. That’s why it’s incredibly important that we really enjoy what we do.

Instead of focusing on work/life balance, focus on “weaving” the two together. Connect ideas from work projects to side-projects at home. Work is a laboratory where we can afford to experiment and learn from aggregate data.

Work is also a place where we become better communicators. If we can’t explain and justify things effectively to our co-workers chances are we can’t do it at home either.

At the same time, there are certain things we do at home that carry over into work. We want to rest, play, and feel healthy. More companies are allowing for meditation and 20% time at work.

Work/life balance is ultimately about flow. The flow of learning, loving, exercising, and having autonomy in the office and at home. Boredom and burnout are the enemies.

Work and life have to benefit each other. They both have to be meaningful. Who doesn’t want to leave a dent in the world?


New Data Shows the Importance of Hashtags on Instagram

It’s no surprise that hashtags increase your chances of likes and followers. But you’re also more likely to grow your followers by simply asking for likes/follows and reciprocating.

Instagram strategy: Quid pro quo.


Brain-Training Games Don’t Actually Make You Smarter

The conclusion: the games may yield improvements in the narrow task being trained, but this does not transfer to broader skills like the ability to read or do arithmetic, or to other measures of intelligence. Playing the games makes you better at the games, in other words, but not at anything anyone might care about in real life.

Life skills originate from education and dealing with all types of people.  Video games are virtual experiences; the skills apply only on screen.  

Get out and do something real.   


Listen to your hands

It’s a form of dialogue through one of the most sensitive of human senses; touch.

Lee Sanghyeok, Listen to your hands