Archive for January, 2011

Success breeds success

I wholeheartedly recommend that you listen to Ramit Sethi’s fascinating interview of BJ Fogg, director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab. His basic message: we can all be persuaded to do anything, as long as it’s done in baby steps. It’s the old story of the boiling frog, describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. People […]

The referral

I think the referral is a killer approach for any cold call. It’s most useful when you don’t know your client that much, or don’t know if your offer will make any sense to his operation. For example, when looking for a job, it’s much easier and more productive to ask your contacts to review […]

How I meditate

I thought it would be helpful to tell my little beginner’s story in meditation. Although we’re all familiar with the term, few seem to really know how to verbalize what it’s all about. For one reason or another, and for a long time, I could never find a good reason to meditate. None of the […]

Clear your mind

We already know how important it is to quiet our minds. It allows us to be, to be aware, or not to lose ourselves in our thoughts. In this post we’ll see how meditation can further help us to dramatically improve our learning ability. In a Stanford University experiment with a group of four year […]