Getting the Most Out of Your Good Deeds

I think most of us would agree that doing a good deed is doubly good. Good for us, and good for the person we are doing it for. But is there a way to make a good deed even more effective? Apparently, there is. And Dan Pink has a short video about it. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/c026r83113 Research … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Your Good Deeds

Can’t Make a Decision? Use These Nine Words.

We've all faced dilemmas like the following: Go out for the evening or stay home and watch a movie Buy something now or wait until it goes on sale Read Borden's Blather or the IRS Tax Code I know, the last one is obvious. You keep a copy of the tax code on your nightstand … Continue reading Can’t Make a Decision? Use These Nine Words.

If This Is True, Then I Should Have Lots of Real Friends

In his latest Pinkcast, Dan Pink asks: why are successful people so lonely? To help find the answer, Dan engages the help of Arthur Brooks, Harvard professor and author of From Strength to Strength. Brooks claims that the problem is that while successful people may have many friends — they may not be the right kind. … Continue reading If This Is True, Then I Should Have Lots of Real Friends

I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

Regular readers of my blog (my wife and three sons) know that I have featured Dan Pink quite often in my blog. Dan started a series of bi-weekly Pinkcasts a few years ago, and I believe I have featured every one of those Pinkcasts. I have also read nearly all of Dan's books (I consider … Continue reading I’m Looking Forward to Reading Dan Pink’s New Book: The Power of Regret

🎵 You Say You Want To Make a Resolution🎵

Well, you knowWe all want to change the world - Opening lines from the song Revolution by the Beatles It's getting close to that time of year when people start creating New Year's resolutions. Even though I'm not sure if I'll be setting any resolutions for 2022, I thought I would share the latest Pinkcast … Continue reading 🎵 You Say You Want To Make a Resolution🎵

How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip

This story is 16 years old, but I just learned about it tonight while trying to think of something to write for my blog. I was feeling good because I received an email that announced Dan Pink had released his newest Pinkcast this week. If it was anything like his previous videos, the odds were … Continue reading How To Buy a House With Just One Red Paperclip

The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

In this week's Pinkcast, Dan meets with Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist at Cornell University and author of You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters. Vanessa offers advice on why we should be more willing to give people compliments, and how to do so most … Continue reading The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

In the most recent Pinkcast, Dan Pink features David Litman, whom Dan describes as one of the premier book jacket designers. David designed the cover for Dan's latest book, The Power of Regret. Here's the cover, featuring a piece of crumpled paper: In The Power of Regret, Pink draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and … Continue reading Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

This May Be My Best Post Ever

This week's newsletter from Dan Pink contained links to a few websites that turn less into more. One of those sites was Just the Punctuation. Here is how it works: You paste some text into a box hit the submit button the program clears away all the words all that is left is just the … Continue reading This May Be My Best Post Ever

How to Get Effective Feedback: Don’t Ask for It

I recently discussed the importance of feedback with my students, and encouraged them to actively solicit feedback, as well as get used to giving constructive feedback. I told them they could practice their constructive feedback on me. But now it seems like I may need to update my slides and talking points a bit, thanks … Continue reading How to Get Effective Feedback: Don’t Ask for It