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Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor who investigates the real effects of medicines & drugs and how pharmaceutical companies can absolutely legally hide unfavourable trial results. Even some academic papers which we believe are ‘objective’ and reliable are often planned, and written by people who covertly work for those same companies. He wrote “Bad Science” which just came out recently, read more about it here.

If you do not have time to read through the whole book, watch this TED video which explains it all.

 

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Jul
04

Perspective is Everything

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The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland in this TedX video.

Now the problem is, when you can’t smoke, if you stand and stare out of the window on your own, you’re an antisocial, friendless idiot. If you stand and stare out of the window on your own with a cigarette, you’re a fucking philosopher.

So the power of reframing things cannot be overstated. What we have is exactly the same thing, the same activity, but one of them makes you feel great and the other one, with just a small change of posture, makes you feel terrible. And I think one of the problems with classical economics is it’s absolutely preoccupied with reality. And reality isn’t a particularly good guide to human happiness.” Read More→

May
15

Information as Food

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Watch this interesting insight on information: we treat it as food. In this 8mn TED video, JP Rangaswami asks: “what would change in your life if you considered that the information you take in everyday is food”?

He finds many similarities and points of comparison. We were hunter gatherers of information (free to roam) and moved to become farmers of information (create ownership). And there are as many ways to consume food as there are to consume information. Information as well as food as a “use by date” and, like food, major impact on the environment. Are we going to start looking for the ‘fact’ percentage? And what happens when information stops pouring in? Famine.

He quotes Clay Shirky who said: ‘we do not suffer from information overload, simply from filter failure’. Fundamentally, food issues are consumption issues, so how do we create diets and exercise within ourselves to digest and use it responsibly?

Apart from the interesting reframe on information, I found this musing interesting because this is exactly what NLP helps us to do.

Information as Food

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Jan
17

The Mind Capacities

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Have you ever taken a test, or assessment to discover who you are, what job best suits you, or which relationships fit you best? Do you know your “type”?

Thinking Styles.

Too many modern assessments and models put people in boxes: you’re an A-type, where you hang in the 4 quadrants, models of personality etc… As much as it is useful to discover certain character traits, those tend to limit us rather than assist us to expand our perception of who we are and how we are “supposed” to behave, because they tend to function deductively (from outside to inside) rather than inductively (from inside to outside).

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Jan
07

Reframing, Easy But Powerful

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One of the first NLP techniques that I teach in our corporate trainings is a technique called ‘REFRAMING’. Although easy to perform, it is a very, I mean VERY powerful technique. So powerful in fact, that sometimes, it is the only technique needed to change a behaviour of even a belief.

What is a “reframe” and when is it useful?
The process of changing the context of a statement to give it another meaning.
This is useful in answering objections raised by a prospect in a sales interview.
What is the difference between “Contexts” and “Content” reframe?
Context Reframing is giving another meaning to a statement by changing the context.
Content Reframing is giving another meaning to a statement by recovering more content, which changes the focus. It is also called Meaning Reframe.

What is a “reframe” and when is it useful?
Reframing simply refers to something we do all the time: the process of changing the meaning of a statement or situation.
How is this useful?
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