Category Mindset & Thinking

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Source: Wiki: Myers–Briggs Type Indicator The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. The MBTI was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers.[4] It is based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung,[5] who had speculated that humans experience the world using four principal […]


Perception is influenced by many things, including cultural biases and beliefs, and a skilled magician takes advantage of these things to accomplish the appearance of the miraculous. An audience watching the magic in a theatre in New York or Paris or Los Angeles has a very different orientation about the performance than an audience from […]

100 Midcentury Chairs reading notes

We have an intimate connection with chairs. They surround our bodies, they receive our imprint, they leave memories and are often passed down from family member to family member. No wonder chairs can bring out the best and worst in people. They are also the quickest way to connect with the public, which is why […]

Artworlds and Definitions

To confident to talk about philosophy, art, and life. Defining “art” is a major enterprise, historically and recently, in that branch of philosophy called aesthetics or philosophy of art. There are two basic kinds of definitions of the term art: (1) honorific definitions, which include what is known as the open definition, and (2) classificatory […]

How we see: saccades

So what we see here is an example of a person looking at a web form. And what you see, starting with the green, right here, and jumping here, here, here, and so forth, and ending right here, is the sequence of eye fixations, or saccades, as they’re called, that the user performed when picking […]

Invest in Employee Education

An educational program is huge for mid-size startups. First, it is a great way to attract talent. Second, it helps halt employee turnover. Third, hiring new people and ramping them up is expensive. Paying for current employees to hone and grow their skills will save you money in the long run. A common argument I hear is, “But what […]

Manager’s Manifesto by Julie Zhuo

A Manager’s Manifesto 10) Always get the full story before making a decision. 9) It’s incredibly easy to ‘flip the switch’ and start writing people off after a few bad experiences. Resist at all costs. You were bumbling once too. You made poor decisions. You learn and grow, and so does everybody else. 8) Sweep […]

Woman is smarter than man?

Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She earns around $26 million a year. One day, she was giving a talk about what women need to do to get to the top of their profession. She said they needed to learn from men. Not that men are smarter, they’re not. That’s the problem. She […]