Every time I was about to start writing this article, something happened that required urgent intervention. A Facebook tab that was accidentally left open flickered — and now I’m already, I don’t remember why or how long ago, pointlessly scrolling through the social network feed…
As a result, I was irritated by the realization of my time wasted, and now I’m upset and can’t collect my thoughts. I’m going to get some tea. But I will not waste time and while the kettle is boiling, I will check my email directly in my smartphone. Oh, how many letters! I should have answered. Okay, I’ll answer later, when I at least start writing this article… Continue reading
There’s nothing worse than working with fools, is there? When hiring new employees, it is logical to pay attention to smart people — it seems that it will be easier to work with them, because they know a lot and understand everything. However, this is not always the case: in some cases, too smart an employee does more harm than good, says Sidney Finkelstein, author of the BBC article “The problem with smart people”.
This article will be useful for startups, HR managers, and those geniuses who would like to learn that they also have weaknesses.
To make sure that intellectuals are able to ruin a good cause, it is worth remembering the fate of the American energy Corporation Enron, about which few people now remember. Continue reading
Now you can easily meet smart guys who have read books on hard sales and are ready to break the will of the first comer.
I am for protection from such figures. Therefore, I will share with you the techniques of manipulation. Learn to defend yourself and don’t let your friends get hooked.
These are the basic manipulations described by Robert Cialdini in the book “psychology of influence”. But let’s make an experiment: read the description of the manipulation technique without reading the section “Protection”. Continue reading