Can You Solve the Candle Problem?

In today's class, I showed the wonderful Dan Pink TED talk on motivation (yes, the same Dan Pink who many of you pointed out the other day needs to work on his hand washing). In part of the video, Dan introduces the candle problem, which is shown in the image above. The problem was developed by … Continue reading Can You Solve the Candle Problem?

Forget about Singing Happy Birthday, Do This When Washing Your Hands Instead

Many people are likely aware of the suggestion to sing "Happy Birthday", twice, while washing your hands to ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly. Here's Prime Minister Boris Johnson showing us (sort of) how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWfZGdLeDl4 But Dan Pink has an even better idea than singing the well-known tune while washing our hands. … Continue reading Forget about Singing Happy Birthday, Do This When Washing Your Hands Instead

It Took 23 Posts, But It Finally Happened

Posts featuring Dan Pink's Pinkcast videos have been a mainstay of my blog for the past year and a half. In fact, this is my 23rd such post. The first 22 posts included topics such as: What If?? Mental Subtraction of Positive Events Creating a Book of Small Experiments Better Feedback in Just 19 Words A Simple, but … Continue reading It Took 23 Posts, But It Finally Happened

What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

Imagine my excitement when I saw an email in my Inbox from Dan Pink. Dan's biweekly Pinkcast has been a great source of material for my blogs. I used to look forward to those Tuesdays when his Pinkcast newsletter would arrive because the odds were quite high that I would have something to write about … Continue reading What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

Declutter Your Bookshelves with This Two-Minute Tip from Dan Pink

Many of us are looking for something to do while we are stuck at home (not me, mind you; I'm plenty busy with Netflix and walks back and forth to our snack cabinet). But if you're the ambitious type, then this week's Pinkcast may be right up your alley. In this two-minute clip, Dan Pink … Continue reading Declutter Your Bookshelves with This Two-Minute Tip from Dan Pink

The Hotshot Rule

I found out about the Hotshot Rule through the latest Pinkcast. The Hotshot Rule was developed by Kat Cole, COO of Focus Brands, which owns Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Cinnabon, to name just a few. The way the Hotshot rule works is that once a month you imagine that a superstar comes … Continue reading The Hotshot Rule

Follow Your Passion? Nah, Try This Instead.

In this week's Pinkcast, Dan interviews Tom Rath, New York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, How Full Is Your Bucket?, and Eat Move Sleep. Tom has just published his most recent book, Life's Great Question, and that is the focus of the Pinkcast. I have been a fan of StrengthsFinder 2.0 since it was … Continue reading Follow Your Passion? Nah, Try This Instead.

The Key to Success in a Winner-Take-All World: Be a Glue Person

Neil Irwin — New York Times economics correspondent and author of How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World — was a guest on a recent Pinkcast episode, and he offered 2 words and 1 question that can help people succeed in today's competitive marketplace. Irwin claims that what makes people succeed in a highly competitive job market is … Continue reading The Key to Success in a Winner-Take-All World: Be a Glue Person

Great Advice for 2020: The 20-20-20 Rule

Thanks to the latest Pinkcast for the idea for this post. In this edition of his Pinkcast, Dan Pink introduces a technique known as the 20-20-20 rule. The origin of the rule was created by a Californian optometrist as an easy way to remember an effective approach for reducing eye strain for those who spend … Continue reading Great Advice for 2020: The 20-20-20 Rule

Working in a Red Light District May Boost Your Productivity

Maybe it's because I don't work in a traditional office environment, but I don't think I could put Dan Pink's latest idea into action. In this week's Pinkcast, Dan shares a low-tech way of preventing co-workers from interrupting you while you are busy. Here's the video: First, I can't imagine an office filled with all … Continue reading Working in a Red Light District May Boost Your Productivity