24 Sunday Sep 2017
Posted News and Suchin
01 Thursday Jun 2017
Ilk (rhymes with silk)
(noun) a type of something similar to those already referred to. Often used in phrase “of that ilk” meaning of that kind, origin, designation, or name.
Though she adored the designer clothing worn by Kate Middleton and her ilk, June’s budget demanded a less glamorous wardrobe.
Scott Pruitt and his ilk claim that leading the world in energy innovation is a disadvantage to the U.S., but June knew that position was based on their selfish interests.
23 Thursday Feb 2017
Posted Math and Sciencein
The beauty of this method for changing minds is that it lets you sit back and guide your target audience through their own thought process. As we previously mentioned, you cannot talk someone out of their reality or into a new one. We can, however, provide environments where someone encounters a new situation that offers an opportunity for them to experience a different reality, therefore shifting theirs. Today’s strategy is based on numerous experiments which asked students to write an essay that disagrees with their personal beliefs. The results of these studies show that after writing the essays, the students were more favorable to the position they supported in the essay than they previously were.
So, let’s translate these results into something we can use in our daily life. Finding a way to get your audience to play devil’s advocate to themselves is the key goal. They need to reason through the information in their own brain, no one can do it for them. You may need to employ some creativity getting them to the point where this can happen, but we have a few suggestions to get you started. Continue reading
18 Saturday Feb 2017
Posted Math and Sciencein
We have all been there, desperately trying to convince the dummy next to us that they have things figured out incorrectly. We lay out our facts and tell them why their rationale does not add up. We do or see this everyday, whether it is on the internet, at the coffee shop, at the family dinner table or on the news. It is really frustrating and both sides leave thinking the other is an idiot for not being able to see things the way they really are. There are two big reasons that verbal persuasion often fails to change hearts and minds, no matter how overwhelming the material presented may be. They are also two scientifically based phenomena that every speaker, politician, or organization should consider before they strategize their message delivery.
30 Monday Jan 2017
Posted Dear Diary, Dictionin
(noun) self-production or self-making. Refers to life’s fundamental process for creating and renewing itself for growth and change. Used in chemistry, systems, and sociology.
P.S. A couple of these show autopoiesis, and they’re all pretty fun: https://youtu.be/0Bt6RPP2ANI
25 Wednesday Jan 2017
Posted News and Suchin
“Take your broken heart and turn it into art” was Meryl Streeps call to action for her fellow artists, and that message has proven to be prophetic for the musical community. As artist after artist sings their reactions to and interpretations of the election, we are inspired to rise above the pain and create something beautiful ourselves. Below are seven songs created or adapted as a response to this year’s election that are sure to make you feel all the feelings. Continue reading
24 Tuesday Jan 2017
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1959)
18 Wednesday Jan 2017
Karen Horney was a pioneer in psychoanalysis, challenging the widely accepted Freudian theories and creating her own which emphasized cultural influence and potential for growth through self-reflection and self-understanding. Her fascinating life was the backbone for her research, and her courageous voice still resonates in leadership practices and analysis today.
In brief, Horney set the stage for a mindset that validates self-understanding, self-growth, and cultural and social effects on people’s behavior. She also provides a framework for self-evaluation. She believes in a real self that we can move toward, away from, or against when we are faced with anxiety. She also supports the idea that neuroses are a result of that movement and are a part of every interaction we have with the world and the people in it. That idea was a foundation for leadership development, showing that self-awareness and self-growth are important forces in leadership and management environments. And she did all this in the late 19th and early 20th century while battling her own depression, making her a pretty dang strong woman.
17 Tuesday Jan 2017
(noun) Appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Pretended.
10 Tuesday Jan 2017
Jurisprudence (joo ris prood ns)
(noun) philosophy of law, system of law, science of law.