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  • Gonzalo shared from The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein
    I’m sure my father was a terrier. Because terriers are problem solvers. They’ll do what you tell them, but only if it happens to be in line with what they wanted to do anyway.
    Note: Tal cual, así son los terriers... ?
  • Gonzalo shared from 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) by Susan Weinschenk
    I went to dinner with a colleague who was showing me his Android phone. He loves his new Android phone and wanted to show me all the ways it was as good as, or better than, my iPhone. I was totally uninterested in hearing about it. I didn’t even want to look at it. Basically, I didn’t want to allow into my brain any information that would conflict with my opinion that nothing besides an iPhone was even a possibility. I was filtering the information. People seek out and pay attention to information and cues that confirm their beliefs. They don’t seek out—in fact, they ignore or even discount—information...
    Note: You believe what you want to believe.
  • Gonzalo shared from Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan by Francesca Gino
    Together, this set of experiments suggests that what we wear (counterfeits) influences how we feel (inauthentic) and behave (dishonestly), whether we realize it or not.
    Note: Cuidado con la gente que usa cosas falsas :O
  • Gonzalo shared from Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
    One of the surprising lessons of this research is that trying to force an insight can actually prevent the insight. While it’s commonly assumed that the best way to solve a difficult problem is to relentlessly focus, this clenched state of mind comes with a hidden cost: it inhibits the sort of creative connections that lead to breakthroughs.
    Note: The no-insight state of mind.