Ted Talk of the Week: Malcolm Gladwell: Choice Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce
“Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
What’s the point of employee engagement?
Some years ago I worked for a company that had an issue with absenteeism. People were off sick all the time, and it was costing the company a lot of money, not to mention the impact on customer service and general morale around the office… So what was the company’s (well meaning) solution to this […]
Ted Talk of the Week: (actually a Ted x talk): Your Happiest Days are Behind You by Robert Biswas-Diener
This week we’re show-casing a talk from Robert Biswas-Diener about happiness. Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University. He is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Biswas-Diener’s […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Martin Segliman: The New Era of Positive Psychology
Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?