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Talks at Google: Jonah Berger - Contagious: Why Things Catch On


Word of mouth is much more credible and targeted (relevance + timing). Focus on psychology, not technology. - #talksatgoogle #lifelong-learning


Positivity, Outlook, & Making Decisions


Your outlook affects the outcome of a decision more heavily than the reality. - #thoughts


TED: Michael Shermer - The Pattern Behind Self-Deception


We want to discover patterns and associations to gain a sense of control / order (so much so, it can lead to superstition). - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Minister Faust - How to Engage in Better Small Talk


Connect with someone on their interests and experiences, not yours. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Shawn Achor - The Happy Secret to Better Work


It's not reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Adam Leipzig - How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes


When someone asks you what you do, first tell them how what you do helps others, then tell them exactly what it is that you do. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Sam Berns - My Philosophy for a Happy Life


Don't waste time feeling bad for yourself. Accept your circumstances and move on. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: John Cacioppo - The Lethality of Loneliness


Even if you like your space, do not live alone. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Allan Pease - Body Language


Just a few tips to make you feel more confident and appear more approachable. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Chris Sauve - The Habits of Highly Boring People


Write everything down and review / practice it. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning


TED: Pamela Meyer - How to Spot a Liar


Know what you're hungry for, from your aspirations to the simplest of your curiosities, because if you don't know your hunger, a con will figure it out, and use it to manipulate to you. - #tedtalks #lifelong-learning




If while building a house, a carpenter strikes a nail. It proved faulty by bending. Does the carpenter lose faith in all nails, and stop building the house? - #lifelong-learning




Never say more than necessary. - #thoughts


Learning From Failure


When facing a problem, it's useful to remember the lessons you've been taught. But sometimes, you have to put them aside, and learn for yourself. - #thoughts




Trust is not transferable. (I trust you, you trust them, ≠ I trust them) - #thoughts




It means nothing to have something without anyone. (you're only worth the value of your friendships) - #thoughts




You should fall asleep at night thinking about what you're studying. You shouldn't fall asleep while studying, thinking about something else. - #thoughts




The world is full of people with toothaches, waiting for a new friend to ask them about it. - #thoughts




Don't listen to judgmental people. They're usually as wrong as they think you are. - #thoughts




Don't hate people. - #thoughts


Be Somebody


Every Nobody wants to be like someone else. A Somebody tries to be like no one else. - #thoughts


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