Worst traits as best traits… Barb in Dearborn, Michigan! Jan 6, 2017

5th January 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners! 

Book of the Week

Italian Lead Cristian Artoni is back with a strong book suggestion for Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein’s book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness. We like this book because it acknowledges that those doing the nudging can be imperfectmeaning that the authors also appreciate the value of free choice.  Highly recommended, along with Cass Sunstein’s important previous book, Going to Extremes, which we read several years ago and continue to reflect on even today.

This View of Life

Here is a profile of Barb in This View of Life (TVOL), a wonderful online magazine that reports “anything and everything” from an evolutionary perspective. Barb is part of a welcoming bipartisan group called the TVOL1000 and encourages you to join her (see the profile for more)!

Worst Traits as Best Traits

Sometimes we can’t resist sitting down and talking about things that are near and dear to our heartlike how to discover your hidden talents.  Here’s Barb’s discussion with lively podcaster Jason Silverman about how sometimes what you think is your worst trait can actually be your best trait in helping you to succeed!

Barb at University of Michigan – Dearborn

Barb speaking at the University of Michigan – Dearborn on January 25th at 2:00 pm speaking about “A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Scienceand Anything Else You Study!” Register here for your free seat to attend–Barb would love to meet you!

A Reminder of Using the Pomodoro Technique to Help Stop Procrastination

Here’s a little interview with Barb at a hotel room in Las Vegas by the wonderful folks at Sage Media about the Pomodoro Technique.  It’s a good brush up reminder of the value of this useful approach!  

More Great MOOC Insight from Class Central

Or friends at Class Central have done it again with two great articles.  Check them out!

MOOC of the week

Cristian Artoni also recommends the MOOC Behavioural Economics in Action, by Dilip Soman. Here are Cristian’s observations: “This awesome course offers an impressive amount of material, supported by scientific evidences and accompanied by an interesting bibliography. I suggest it to anyone: project managers, problem solvers, negotiators, policy makers, managers in general, and why not, to teachers.”

That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team

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