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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Tying together the latest neurology, psychology and neurology research, Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit presents a compelling description of habits: how we get them, how we change them and their wider appearance in companies and entire societies. With the framework he builds it becomes possible to understand why I can’t resist sugar and why Rosa Parks (and no one else) truly set the Civil Rights movement in motion. What’s more, it becomes possible to change my sugar addiction and understand how BigRetailChain is pulling my psychological levers to make me buy more. Well written, interesting and enjoyable, I strongly recommend this book. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christo Fogelberg

April 26, 02013 at 06:21

Finding peace and quiet in a noisy world

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I hate background noise. Maybe I’m just easily distracted, but almost any noise around me while I’m working will cut my productivity to zero – people talking, footsteps, doors opening and closing, traffic on the street outside. Even birds. Listening to music is no help either. Headbanging along to Metallica or Bieber or whatever I find on Spotify certainly feels good, but it doesn’t actually make me productive… and so I need a better solution! What distracts you at work? How do you deal with it? What works for you and what doesn’t?

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Written by Christo Fogelberg

June 30, 02012 at 14:18

Intelligence is a skill. One that anyone can learn.

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Actually, I tell a lie. Intelligence is not just one skill, but rather a collection of closely related skills and habits. Skills and habits that anyone can learn. Really? Isn’t that a rather bold statement? I say not at all – but an explanation might be helpful. What do you think?

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Written by Christo Fogelberg

May 27, 02012 at 21:15