50 shades of truth

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. (R. Anthony) Certainty is cool. We love when we can feel confident. It makes our world emotionaly safer.  Also – we hate it when we have to issue a correction about a statement we made that turned out wrong.  Certainty is a certain form of safety.  Complexity leads to mistakes – which leads to lack of certainty…...

October 19, 2017 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Milgram experiment, company culture, work ethics

Or why “do as you are told” is a bad idea. In 1964, Stanley Milgram back then a young researcher at Yale University, published the results a famous experiment known to this day as the Milgram Experiment. The set up is simple: The subject of the experiment takes part himself in a (staged) experiment supposed to study the impact of pain on memory and learning. For this, he is asked by the experimenter to administer increasingly strong electric shocks to a test subject for every wrong answer....

May 16, 2017 · 4 min · Johann Savalle

Laziness is unconscious incompetence

I stumbled upon this video the other day. Some ex navy seal guy, they do army-style training programs for people who like to get their butt kicked. But also, they happen to have very good content on psychology of motivation (which actually make sense given what they do as a job.) The following video is about the reasons behind lack of motivation, lazy-style, I’ll do it tomorrow approach. TL;DW: Lazy is incompetence-driven....

August 26, 2016 · 2 min · YS