Posts Categorized: Psychology

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is an interesting topic to me because I don’t have an implicit issue with work. I work hard all the time. I’m literally (not hyperbolic use of the term) busy all the time. I haven’t had television at the house for 7+ years and haven’t missed it. We cancelled it because we just… Read more »

Outsourcing Your Startup

Nontechnical founders are often tempted to outsource the technical aspects of their startups. The reasons for doing this are varied and include: Don’t want to give up ownership Difficulty finding a technical cofounder Desire to maintain complete control of project direction Some people say that outsourcing a startup is hands down the worst idea you… Read more »

Temptation of Completion

Right now I have 76 articles in my RSS feed, 1 unread email, 10 unwatched podcasts, 8 shows in my Hulu queue, 59 items in my Netflix queue and more items on my to-do list than I care to mention. Those numbers aren’t really that bad though. I feel like I can get caught up… Read more »

Karma or Networking?

We have all seen someone in need and thought, “I could help them, but that’s not my job.” It’s human nature. People usually look after themselves before they think to help someone else. While that seems to be the way of things, I’d like to argue that in a lot of cases (but not all),… Read more »

Quantifying Yourself

If you haven’t heard of the quantified self, it’s a movement to gather as much data as possible about one’s life using technology. ¬†That data is then analyzed to provide your with the information you need to improve yourself and your life. That could include everything from exercises performed, food eaten, hydration, sweat volume, heart… Read more »

Work Ethic

Over the years, I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t have the work ethic that I grew up with. They want to do the minimum at work all the time. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some highly motivated individuals during the years I worked as a consultant with Accenture, but I’ve still… Read more »

Try A Different Angle

I’m always searching for new ways to enhance my creativity. I’ve found that looking at a problem from as many angles as possible can be very helpful for that. Taking that approach has helped me to come up with some creative solutions in the past. Another approach that has helped is to step away from… Read more »

Your Body Language Changes Your Mind

It’s fairly common knowledge that your body language affects¬†the way that other people perceive you. What most people don’t realize is that your body language affects how you perceive yourself and as a result, it affects what you are. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy gave a wonderful talk on this subject at the TED conference in… Read more »

Coworking Spaces

For the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time working from home. I’ve found that working from home provides a lot of advantages. It allows me a lot of flexibility. For example, I can take breaks to handle errands that can’t be dealt with outside business hours or I can take care of… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 2)

I really want to post something based upon the goings on of the day, but today is going to be a heads down kind of day, so here is a quick observation. It is going to be mighty difficult for the people I saw pitching yesterday to be able to deliver something significant in the… Read more »