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[https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-31/june-2018/ive-built-good-mousetrap-and-people-come-use-it] - - public:weinreich
behavior_change, inspiration, social_change, social_marketing, target_audience - 5 | id:802632 -

Schwartz has spent much of his career emphasising the shared, universal nature of values and in one paper with Anat Bardi, he demonstrates that Benevolence, Universalism and Self-direction values are consistently rated most important to most people across different cultures. The answers he has just given map pretty neatly onto Self-direction and Benevolence (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Value structure across 68 countries – Public Interest Research Centre (2011) based on Schwartz (1992) The Schwartz model shows that values have neighbours and opposites, that values close together (e.g. Humble, Honest) tend to have similar importance to people, that values far away (e.g. Equality, Social Power) act more like a seesaw – as one rises in importance, the other falls. When you add to this that values connect to behaviour (that Universalism and Benevolence are associated with cooperation, sustainable behaviour, civic engagement and acceptance of diversity – that Achievement and Power are most emphatically not), and that values can be engaged, you have more than a model: you have an imperative for all the activists and campaigners scrabbling around for the messages and tactics that are going to change the world.

[https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/?fbclid=IwAR1vnwcd8VqYm0_ds4cSGEw3frKPp-enAXWQaycP1ocAtfH16dJvnsUztT8] - - public:weinreich
inspiration, obesity, storytelling, strategy, theory - 5 | id:795041 -

We argue that the reason so little progress has been made against obesity and type 2 diabetes is because the field has been laboring, quite literally, in the sense intended by philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn, under the wrong paradigm. This energy-in-energy-out conception of weight regulation, we argue, is fatally, tragically flawed: Obesity is not an energy balance disorder, but a hormonal or constitutional disorder, a dysregulation of fat storage and metabolism, a disorder of fuel-partitioning. Because these hormonal responses are dominated by the insulin signaling system, which in turn responds primarily (although not entirely) to the carbohydrate content of the diet, this thinking is now known as the carbohydrate-insulin model. Its implications are simple and profound: People don’t get fat because they eat too much, consuming more calories than they expend, but because the carbohydrates in their diets — both the quantity of carbohydrates and their quality — establish a hormonal milieu that fosters the accumulation of excess fat.

[https://hbr.org/2021/08/why-you-need-to-protect-your-sense-of-wonder-especially-now] - - public:weinreich
inspiration, management - 2 | id:770363 -

The cultivation of experiences of awe. Like gratitude and curiosity, awe can leave us feeling inspired and energized. It’s another tool in your toolkit and it’s now attracting increased attention due to more rigorous research.

[https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-world-s-most-nutritious-foods] - - public:weinreich
inspiration, nutrition - 2 | id:684338 -

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises.

[https://citbesci.substack.com/p/does-the-future-exist?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo4Nzg1OTU4LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozNzI2OTg5MCwiXyI6IkYvVmw3IiwiaWF0IjoxNjIzMDYyMTMyLCJleHAiOjE2MjMwNjU3MzIsImlzcyI6InB1Yi00NTU2MSIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.ZpegN4xkPadwE_h5tbSfgsIxSEqh] - - public:weinreich
inspiration - 1 | id:684288 -

The actual past and future are never actually experienced. All that is experienced is the illusion of the past and future, created by thought, arising in the present.

[https://stratechery.com/2020/the-idea-adoption-curve/] - - public:weinreich
inspiration, marketing, social_change, technology, theory - 5 | id:438382 -

The key in all this is crossing the chasm—performing the acts that allow the first shoots of that mainstream market to emerge. This is a do-or-die proposition for high-tech enterprises; hence it is logical that they be the crucible in which “chasm theory” is formed. But the principles can be generalized to other forms of marketing, so for the general reader who can bear with all the high-tech examples in this book, useful lessons may be learned.

[https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/eight-rules-of-the-school-of-life/] - - public:weinreich
inspiration - 1 | id:438381 -

The School of Life has produced 500 films and written 5 million words. This is an enormous problem. To stand any hope of remaining in anyone’s mind, ideas – even very good ideas – need to be brief and reduced to an essence. That’s why, for the sake of our followers, we’ve summarised everything we believe down to eight key points: the credo of The School of Life.

[https://greatist.com/live/weight-loss-tips-how-not-to-self-sabotage?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=What+are+the+Limits+of+Building+Better+Habits?+[Best+Reads]&utm_campaign=Weekly+Digest+(Oct+3)#3] - - public:weinreich
behavior_change, inspiration, obesity, price - 4 | id:415541 -

We fall off track because a part of us isn’t sure that the goal we’re working toward is going to make our lives better. This causes inner conflict, and when there’s inner conflict, we do the easiest thing of all: nothing. I’ve presented this simple worksheet to many clients, and I’ve found that it helps determine what’s really holding them back.

[https://www.inc.com/brenda-barbosa/the-1-sentence-that-will-make-you-a-more-effective-speaker-every-time.html] - - public:weinreich
conference, inspiration - 2 | id:415426 -

Distilling your message into a single sentence will make your writing flow better, and make your key points easier to arrange. Think of the single sentence as a lighthouse guiding you through fog. If you become overwhelmed with an abundance of data or competing themes, the single sentence will help you stay on track.

[https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1304186962786607106.html] - - public:weinreich
inspiration - 1 | id:376062 -

Ugh Fields' are a really useful concept. The existing write-up isn't targeted at ordinary readers so I'll have a go: Have you ever had an overdue task, a task which isn't so bad in itself, but which you can't bring yourself to think about without feeling awful?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwG_qR6XmDQ&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=sendfox&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=neville-have-i-ever] - - public:weinreich
inspiration - 1 | id:375840 -

“I tried to find the right framework with which to make this big decision... what made this decision really easy was a regret minimization framework... I knew when I was 80, I wasn't going to regret trying this. If I failed, I wouldn't regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried.“

[https://articles.uie.com/beans-and-noses/] - - public:weinreich
consulting, humor, inspiration - 3 | id:266456 -

He told me his First Rule of Consulting: No matter how much you try, you can’t stop people from sticking beans up their nose... Time and time again, I come across situations where I think, “OMG! They are trying to stick beans up their nose!” It explains what’s happening and what I should do next. The only thing I can do in a beans-and-noses situation (notice my clever use of flight-attendant grammar forms?) is wait. Wait until the bean is in its final resting place. Then, with a calmness only seen in yoga instructors, I can turn to the nose owner and ask, “So, how is that working for you? Did it do everything you’d hoped?” Of course, if they answer they enjoyed it and it was wonderful, then they are not someone I can relate to or help in any way. However, if sticking a bean deep into their nostril doesn’t meet the very high expectations they’d had, I can now start talking alternative approaches to reaching those expectations.

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