The latest HBR Ideacast interview with Erin Reid talks about Why We Pretend to be Workaholics (based on a related HBR article). I enjoyed the discussion, but what really got to me is this idea of "pretending to be busy."
First impressions depend on our assessment of the person's warmth and their likelihood to do us harm. Science of Us provides a nice way to think about this in The Simpsons First-Impression Matrix.
Besides finding some extra lint in there, why do people get into navel gazing? When does it help? When not? Some interesting thoughts on the topic from Megan and Euan in Shift episode 35.
Interesting video description of a simplified Current Reality Tree that Bill Dettmer calls an Executive Summary Tree.
The interesting comment that just because you know something, it doesn't mean you understand it.