How is it that successful business men, bankers, and other financial leaders caused the financial crises. Is it a personality disorder? Or is it hubris? A new term not familiar to me. Look at this short talk by Lord Owen about personality, personality disorder and hubris. This interview stems from a meeting to mark the publication of a report. The report “Did Anyone Learn Anything From Equitable Life?”, was presented at King’s College on 7 September 2012. Lord David Owen said that it is essential more research is carried out into hubris in Chief Executives and this is now being assessed by the Daedalus Trust.
Hubris may be developed after a person encounters a period of success. Corporate executives and traders overcome by hubris may become a liability for their firms. A manager might start making business decisions without fully thinking through the consequences, or a trader may begin taking on excessive risk. In many cases, people overcome by hubris will bring about their own downfall.
Thanks The Psychiatrist blog, author: Dr Michelle Tempest, psychiatrist and editor of The Future of the NHS.
Public LinkedIn resumes are less deceptive about the most relevant information for employers. Prior work experience and responsibilities are less deceptive information on public LinkedIn resumes compared to traditional resumes. On the other hand information about interests and hobbies were more deceptive. LinkedIn resumes tend to be more positive about interests and hobbies.
From the publication in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Participants creating public Linkedin profiles lied less about verifiable information, specifically responsibilities, and maximized their resume’s attractiveness with minimal consequences by lying more about unverifiable information, specifically interests. Participants creating traditional resumes lied more about verifiable information that was central to the job, presumably because there is less threat of being caught. Traditional resume creators accomplished self-presentational goals via deceptions about verifiable information, and lied less about unverifiable information.
Why is this important?
The results imply that the Internet is not rife with deception. The findings are in line with the rule that most people lie a little each day, only a few people lie a lot. Offline or online. In this study 90% lied at least once, consistent with the rule that most people lie a little. The lies used were strategically different, adapted on whether information could be verified or not.
Guillory, J., & Hancock, J. (2012). The Effect of Linkedin on Deception in Resumes Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15 (3), 135-140 DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2011.0389
Cureus is an online, free, peer reviewed, open access medical journal based in Palo Alto, California. It’s intention is to promote medical research by offering tools that better serve and highlight the people who create it, resulting in better research, faster publication and easier access for everyone. Moreover, Cureus offers physicians an opportunity to publish papers online for a mass audience while retaining copyrights, unlike traditional journals.
In this video the 6 easy steps for publishing in Cureus are explained.
We make it easier and faster to publish your work – it’s always free and you retain the copyright. What’s more, the Curēus platform is designed to provide a place for physicians to build their digital CV anchored with their posters and papers.
Most medical journals are locked behind paywalls online; the Internet’s largest free database of medical journal articles, PubMed Central, has large content gaps. A somewhat similar project at Cornell University to offer free access to physics, mathematics, and computer science papers, arXiv, has become an academic staple in recent years. Earlier in 2012, Harvard University openly criticized the high cost of medical journals.
Suits renewed, skills improved, were will it end?
Phoenix-Fly – The Need 4 Speed – Mountain Trails, 2012 has been an incredible year for the evolution of human flight. New suit technology and a dedication to improving skill levels mean we can now fly further, faster and more accurately than ever before. Team Need 4 Speed have worked hard this year to fly new, beautiful lines. We’ve focused on amazing terrain for backdrops, with tight proximity led formations.
Don’t try this at home
A recent article in Scientific American writes about some simple rules to use when traveling across time zones, in order to prevent jet lag as much as possible.
Bright light exposure is the most powerful way to cause a phase shift — an advance or delay in circadian rhythms. Light in the early morning makes you wake up earlier (“phase advance”); light around bed time makes you wake up later (“phase delay”).
Al other obscure solutions are obsolete. They even have a link to a website. Filling in your flight details will deliver an advice to be emailed or printed: Jet Lag Rooster
When we get a lot of money, we’re happy but we get easily and very quickly adapted to this new wealth. Spending money on other people, giving them some small gifts improves your mood. Spending it on yourself keeps you in the same mood, it doesn’t make you feel more happy. Spending something on others increases your happiness. If you do want to spend money on yourself go for experiences instead of material things.
More advice? Watch the video.
Lovely video made about understanding music, al animated and well done.
Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion!
Thanks Boing Boing