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    Let X = X

    By Robert McFadden

    Let X = X

    It's not about trying to create a coherent personality. It's really not. Because we're piles of steaming contradictions - and that's fine. You don't have to, like, make them cohere - or coherent to someone else.

    - Laurie Anderson


    Listen to Laurie's full interview with Eleanor Wachtel on CBC's Wri...

    11.11.18 09:43 PM - Comment(s)

    The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

    By Robert McFadden

    The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

    “Everybody needs a fishbowl.” 


    - Barry Schwartz, author of THE PARADOX OF CHOICE: WHY MORE IS LESS
     
    31.03.18 07:56 PM - Comment(s)

    The Inner Game of Stress: Outsmart Life's Challenges and Fulfill Your Potential

    By Robert McFadden

    The Inner Game of Stress: Outsmart Life's Challenges and Fulfill Your Potential

    “I don't believe the inner game is simply for the purpose of learning better golf, but golf is a wonderful medium in which to learn the inner game. To overcome the fears and the doubts that we all carry with us. And the limiting beliefs. And if we can get good at that game, our whole lives get bette...

    24.03.18 04:19 PM - Comment(s)

    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    By Robert McFadden

    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    “E-Myth is the entrepreneurial myth. And essentially it says that the people who go into business are not the entrepreneurs that everybody believes them to be, but what I've come to know as technicians suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure. So the doctor opens up a medical practice, the attorney...

    17.03.18 03:44 PM - Comment(s)

    The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us

    By Robert McFadden

    The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us

    “We share this illusion that we see the world the same as everybody else. And only by testing your knowledge, and testing what you're actually seeing – just like you do with a visual illusion – do you realize that you're not actually seeing the world as everybody else is. And, in fact, we don't all ...

    10.03.18 06:30 PM - Comment(s)

    How Music Works

    By Robert McFadden

    How Music Works

    TALKING HEADS front-man and author of HOW MUSIC WORKS David Byrne: “So I ask myself, do I write stuff for specific rooms? Do I have a place, a venue, in mind when I write? Is that a kind of model for creativity? Do we all make things with a venue – a context – in mind?”

    03.03.18 07:46 PM - Comment(s)

    Quantum Memory Power: Learn to Improve Your Memory with the World Memory Champion!

    By Robert McFadden

    Quantum Memory Power:
Learn to Improve Your Memory with the World Memory Champion!

    “If you think about it. We spend two thirds of our lives processing images. From the moment we wake up – even when we're asleep. When we're dreaming we're processing images. So we're professional image processing machines. So everything that we care to think of – if you want to remember what you had...

    24.02.18 04:37 PM - Comment(s)

    On Dialogue

    By Robert McFadden

    On Dialogue

    “I think the difficulty is this fragmentation first of all. All thought is broken up into bits. Like this nation, this country, this industry, this profession and so on. They can't meet. It's extremely hard to break into that. Now, that comes about primarily because thought has developed traditional...

    17.02.18 05:04 PM - Comment(s)

    Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    By Robert McFadden

    Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    “Gamers want to know: Where, in the real world, is that gamer sense of being fully alive, focused, and engaged in every moment? Where is the gamer feeling of power, heroic purpose, and community? Where are the bursts of exhilarating and creative game accomplishment? Where is the heart-expanding thri...

    10.02.18 07:08 PM - Comment(s)

    Underground

    By Robert McFadden

    Underground

    “Most great improvisers are always working at the edge of their ability to understand what they're doing. That's sort of the definition of what it is. They're ... in the moment, piecing things together out of what's happening and making decisions in that moment. But, by definition, ... risk and fail...

    03.02.18 09:05 PM - Comment(s)