“People often reject creative ideas even when espousing creativity as a desired goal. To explain this paradox, we propose that people can hold a bias against creativity that is not necessarily overt, and which is activated when people experience a motivation to reduce uncertainty.” (HISTORY SQUARED)

“If you learned about financial markets in school, you probably were taught that markets were an efficient information crunching machine, always offering a fair price and never leaving an edge other than diversification and being long because the long term trend of the economy is up.” (BLUE FIRE POKER)

“No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own. That’s where coaching comes in.” (THE NEW YORKER)

“In the final episode of Family Ties, which aired in the spring of 1989, Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox) was en route to his dream job at a major Wall Street investment firm after graduating college.  He was 23 years old and had spent the entire Reagan decade preparing for his yuppie ascendance.  Let’s take a look at Alex’s career in finance over the ensuing two decades… (THE REFORMED BROKER)

“Education is the wisdom wrung from failure.” (THE FRONTAL CORTEX)

“Life is a game. And failing to exercise the gratitude muscle is a losing strategy.” (ALTUCHER CONFIDENTIAL)

“I accept and even embrace that anything is possible because every new moment is unique – it hasn’t existed before.” (ASYMMETRIC INVESTMENT RETURNS)

“Look inwardly, thank outwardly and everything will seem much clearer. And there’s no better path to getting to where you want to go than a clear path.” (STEPCASE LIFEHACK)

“Circumstances can certainly make life unhappy. But a part – often a big part – of unhappiness comes from our own thinking, behavior and habits.” (THE POSITIVITY BLOG)

“Although mind mapping as a creativity and productivity tool has been around for decades, it amazes me that many authors still haven’t discovered this simple technique for organizing ideas and creating action plans for planning, writing, and marketing books.” (THE BOOK DESIGNER)

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