Warren Buffet, the greatest investor who ever lived, a man who, when he breaks wind, analysts analyze whether he did so in a northerly or southerly direction and what that might mean for the market, doesn’t have a computer on his desk.
The investment industry would have us believe that the latest technology, [...]
So much (all?) of the study of psychology is an effort to make the hidden revealed. It is an attempt to understand what is occurring under the covers, to struggle to see that which is not immediately visible to the naked eye. Great thought is given in the field to develop ways to tease out [...]
Humans are at their best when they are creating. We are wired to create—there’s no feeling like the sense of satisfaction from stepping back after working hard to create something–whether framing a house, building a Powerpoint deck or baking a cake.
For the purposes of this article, I want to expand the [...]
Symbioses in relationships—whether business or personal—is the lifeblood of all associations. You give to me and I give to you.
Doing good things is good. Doing them when they are unexpected multiply the effect of the giving by a multi-fold factor. For example, receiving a gift from someone on your birthday is great, receiving a [...]
I was half-watching Pawn Stars the other night while browsing the web. A customer walked into the families’ pawn shop looking to sell an obscure historical object of some kind, and in typical fashion, ‘Ric’ (the ‘father’ in the three generations that operate the store) rattled off several facts about the time period [...]
There are many different approaches to thinking about how to create good writing/blogging.
Word count, graphics that accompany a post, the simplicity with which an idea is expressed, the package in which it is presented (e.g. languaging) etc. etc. The methods for evaluating writing are as numerous as the writers creating it online.
Many of [...]
A number of years ago, a close friend who I greatly respect for the deeply, well thought out way he goes about his life, started a small company making software. At the time, I was working with him on an unrelated project and was around him a lot and therefore had a [...]
The debate over whether a corporation is an individual received attention in the recent political race with Mitt Romney famously proclaiming “corporations are people”. While he likely meant it in a very different way from the way we will talk about it here, I’d argue that when it comes to understanding organizational behavior, corporations are [...]
They say knowledge is power but sometimes it’s exactly the opposite.
Recently I was at my six year old’s soccer game. I watched as he gave up a goal, and later, ran around chasing the ball, fell down, got back up, laughing and joking with his buddies, running to get back into the next play.
I’ve been tinkering around with yoga for the last several weeks. I’ve taken a few classes over that time and while I’ve enjoyed the feeling of having stretched my body I couldn’t say that I could fully appreciate what all the fuss was about.
Recently I took a class with a teacher I had not [...]
- About the Author
Nathan Safran is a former Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the Digital Home. While at Forrester, Nathan authored research studies on trends, attitudes and behaviors of consumers toward technology adoption and use.
Nathan has been quoted as a subject matter expert in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Fortune magazine. Currently, Nathan heads the Research Department at Conductor, Inc an SEO Technology Platform firm.
Nathan writes at exceljockey.com about the intersection of Business, Technology and Psychology. See the About page for more info. Follow Nathan on Twitter: @Nathan_Safran