Month: April 2012

  • Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

    From ted.com: Elizabeth Gilbert faced down a ­premidlife crisis by doing what we all secretly dream of – running off for a year. Her travels through Italy, India and Indonesia resulted in the megabestselling and deeply beloved memoir Eat, Pray, Love, about her process of finding herself by leaving home. She’s a longtime magazine writer […]

  • Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

    From ted.com: Ron Gutman is the founder and CEO of HealthTap, responsible for the company’s innovation, vision and product. Before this, he was founder and CEO of Wellsphere, an online consumer health company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers; it was acquired in early 2009. As a graduate student at Stanford, […]

  • Paul Zak: Trust, morality — and oxytocin

    From ted.com: What’s behind the human instinct to trust and to put each other’s well-being first? When you think about how much of the world works on a handshake or on holding a door open for somebody, why people cooperate is a huge question. Paul Zak researches oxytocin, a neuropeptide that affects our everyday social […]

  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation – Daniel J. Siegel

    From Wikipedia: Daniel J. Siegel (born September 2, 1957) completed his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his post-graduate medical education at UCLA. His training is in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and […]

  • The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

    From Wikipedia: Charles Duhigg (born 1974) is a reporter at The New York Times, where he writes for the business section. Prior to joining the staff of theNew York Times in 2006, he was a staff writer of the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. “Charles Duhigg masterfully combines cutting-edge research […]