“The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success” is a self-help book by Dr. Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab that takes some of the many-times-heard, common-sense strategies for success (leaning to say “no“, practicing mindfulness, building new habits one day at a time, etc.) and presents them with a new spin, by comparing them to some of the common psychopathic traits (see details below). I appreciate the fresh point of view, as well as the authors’ challenging of traditional (and somewhat outdated) assumptions about psychopathy. However, I find the title distasteful and clickbaity.
Myths And Misconceptions In every introduction to OKRs, you will read that they were the key to Google’s success. If you read further, you’ll find that they originated at Intel, forged by Andy Grove, the father of OKRs. This might lead you to a conclusion that OKRs are a framework for tech companies, and that, if you are not in that kind of business, you should just move along. Incorrect! OKRs are a versatile and powerful goal-setting-and-achieving tool, which can be applied in any industry, by companies and teams of all sizes. What is best, you don’t even have to […]
You know what they say: “Opinions are like noses. Everybody has one. But there is usually a couple of holes in it.” I’ve seen opinions compared to another part of the human anatomy, one which has only one hole, and I must say, that one sounds even more precise. Personal or professional, opinions can be dangerous, especially if we hold onto them as facts, which they are certainly not. Your Opinions Are Not As Objective As You Think If you’ve ever had the perseverance to read the entire Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman, you must be familiar with […]
Have you ever felty lazy for not being a morning person? Have you felt weak because you just cannot pull an all-nighter? In today’s busy world, sleep is considered something to be ashamed of, although it is as basic a human need as pooping. That’s another necessary activity we would rather not admit to doing. We humans are strange that way. An animal never feel embarrassed for pooping or sleeping. Honestly, I blame Thomas Edison. Apart from (allegedly) inventing the light bulb, thus making it possible for people to work during the night, he perpetuated the idea that sleep is […]
In today’s busy world, where we are constantly trying to make a day last more than 24 hours, productivity is the ultimate buzzword. There are so many books and articles with advice on how to improve it, that one wouldn’t know where to start! “The Productivity Project” by Chris Bailey caught my eye, or ear to be more precise when I heard a summary of the book. I read it in the following days and liked its content and easy-going narrative. The only thing I did not like was the length: I felt like the content could have been packed […]