Celeste Headlee: “We Need to Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter” | Talks at Google

smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter.

Headlee goes through ten ways to have better conversations:
1) Don’t multitask
2) Don’t Pontificate
3) Open-ended questions
4) Go with the flow
5) If you don’t know, say you don’t know
6) Don’t equate your experience with theirs
7) Try not to repeat yourself
8) Stay out of the weeds (too many details)
9) Listen
10) Be brief
via Celeste Headlee: “We Need to Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter” | Talks at Google – YouTube

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There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger | Aeon Essays

the arguments proposed by anger will be clearly seen to be pathetic and weak, while the voice of generosity and forward-looking reason will be strong as well as beautiful.

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Why we crave what’s cool Neuroeconomics

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What does it mean to be cool? It’s a means of standing out, as well as a way of fitting in. In studying the brain, economists have found that when we consume products from status brands, it actually gives us a way to create social networks, friendships, alliances. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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the study of neuroeconomics, how the brain makes economic decisions — the key brain structure that distinguishes us from fellow primates, the medial prefrontal cortex.