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Mind Crunch: 4.21.11 Millennials

This is the way kids these days think. My administration calls it "the millennial student" and apparently we are supposed to cater to their habits. Fully half of my 60 person general physics class this semester sits in the back of the room on either phone or laptop. They’re not taking notes. The good ones are working on assignments for other classes (as if being present in mine causes the information to enter their pores). The bad are giggling at Facebook comments.

….But here’s the thing: there is convincing evidence that this inveterate multitasking has a serious, measurable and long lasting negative effect on cognitive function. Look up Stanford psychologist Clifford Nass sometime. There’s a lovely episode of Frontline from a year or so ago featuring him. He has shown that multitaskers are not only bad at multitasking, but they are also worse than nonmultitaskers on every individual one of the tasks.

That’s the millennial student and it isn’t something to be catered to. Put the damn iPhone down before you make yourself stupid. (Source)

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Posted: April 21st, 2011
at 11:25am by mnp


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Mind Crunch 4.11.11 : The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant

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The Entrepreneur is very different from the typical McKinsey-esque strategy consultant. Both are extremely smart, driven, persistent, creative, and determined. But I have found that there are some major differences.

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Posted: April 11th, 2011
at 11:05am by mnp


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Mind Crunch 1.26.11

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Telling myself "I did a bad job" was actually me "Doing a good job". I was figuring out what I need to do differently next time. If we always did a "Good job" we would never scrutinise and never learn, which means we are probably just being very lucky and actually doing a "Bad job".

So if your startup isn't going the way you imagined or you have stopped. Embrace the negativity take a step back and scrutinise yourself. Stop asking how can I make things right, and ask what have I done wrong. Your far more likely to get a actionable answer.

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:43pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Mind Crunch 1.4.11

Frank Sulloway once said: "Ninety-nine per cent of what Darwinian theory says about human behavior is so obviously true that we don't give Darwin credit for it. Ironically, psychoanalysis has it over Darwinism precisely because its predictions are so outlandish and its explanations are so counterintuitive that we think,AIs that really true? How radical! Freud's ideas are so intriguing that people are willing to pay for them, while one of the great disadvantages of Darwinism is that we feel we know it already, because, in a sense, we do."

Suppose you find an unconscious six-year-old girl lying on the train tracks of an active railroad. What, morally speaking, ought you to do in this situation? Would it be better to leave her there to get run over, or to try to save her? How about if a 45-year-old man has a debilitating but nonfatal illness that will severely reduce his quality of life - is it better to cure him, or not cure him?

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Posted: January 4th, 2011
at 3:51pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Mind Crunch 12.22.10

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Can a ship sail faster than the wind?

Suppose we illustrate. You put a ball on a billiard-table, and, holding the cue lengthwise from side to side of the table, push the ball across the cloth. Here, in a rough way, the ball represents the ship, the cue the wind, only, as there is no waste of energy, the ball travels at the same rate as the cue; evidently it cannot go any faster. Now, let us suppose that a groove is cut diagonally across the table, from one corner-pocket to the other, and that the ball rolls in the groove. Propelled in the same way as before, the ball will now travel along the groove (and along the cue) in the same time as the cue takes to move across the table. The groove is much longer than the width of the table, double as long, in fact. The ball, therefore, travels much faster than the cue which impels it, since it covers double the distance in the same time. Just so does the tacking ship sail faster than the wind.

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Posted: December 22nd, 2010
at 12:57pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Mind Crunch 12.13.10

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A man and a woman go for a walk. During the entire duration of that walk, they walk side by side, never further than a foot apart from each other. None of them ever gets ahead of the other.

When the walk is over, the woman says "I walked four miles". The man says "I walked five miles".

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Posted: December 13th, 2010
at 12:07pm by Koookiecrumbles


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