Insights

Bend me, shape me - image for article by Greg Alder

Bend me, shape me

I want to take you back to 1951. I want you to imagine you’re a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. You have been invited to participate in a…

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Say, do

What we say and what we do aren’t always the same. Sometimes our words mask an underlying, unexpressed discomfort. We say we don’t like something, when the truth…

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The Florida Effect

In 1996 in New York University, students sat in a room where they were asked to form grammatically correct 4-word sentences from a set of 5 random words….

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Jack of none

“Jack of all trades, master of none” is a phrase used to describe someone who’s broadly skilled but lacks depth of knowledge in one area. Often it’s abbreviated….

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Small Joys

Which has the greater influence on your happiness? Your life’s great positive events? Or small daily pleasures? It turns out that how you answer depends on 2 things….

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You are the measure

A short while back, around 450 BC, the philosopher Protagoras said, “Of all things the measure is Man, of the things that are, that they are, and of…

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You are

You are not one of seven billion. You are not a file number, case number, customer number or pin number. You are not the lady in number 7,…

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Unburdened

What would you do? Imagine that every one of life’s commitments and expectations were magically lifted. You wake one morning unburdened by pressures, overt and covert, external and…

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The world in 500 words

Imagine you are asked this question a generation from now. What was the world like in 2016? I have read no more succinct, accurate, potent or depressing description…

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