Evolution

13Feb 2013

“We only use about ten per cent of our brains.” You have probably heard someone make that assertion at some time. �Maybe you have even made it yourself. It’s rubbish. �FMRI and other imaging shows that all parts of our brain have uses.� I suppose that some folk do only use a small proportion of […]

12Sep 2012

I am enjoying the latest book by John Brockman – editor of The Edge�(which was referred to by The Observer as “the world’s smartest website”. �The book, “This will make you smarter” is a collation of essays by 165 of the finest thinkers and scientists, in response to a single question: “What scientific concept would […]

04Sep 2012

SMART Goals are everywhere. Every organisation has its own framework – mostly familiar; occasionally innovative. Trainers and speakers (like me) get competitive. I only had to hear that one trainer offered SMARTER Goals to be off and running. In my book Brilliant Time Management, I put forward the acme: SMARTEST Goals. ‘Beat that!’ I thought. Specific Meaningful […]

06Jun 2012

Developing wisdom is not an easy or a quick process.� It takes stamina and commitment.� So one simple and powerful support to the process is to set up a routine and practice it until it becomes habit.� A little improvement may seem imperceptible, but a little improvement upon a little improvement, upon a little improvement� […]

30May 2012

Smart to Wise can now offer you a set of powerful cognitive enhancers with no adverse side effects. Controversy is only just beginning to bite, around the ethics and safety of cognitive enhancement drugs like Modafinil � see for example this BBC report.� We can be sure that society will increasingly debate the ethics over […]

16May 2012

As we develop ourselves and grow our lives and careers, wisdom reminds us that we need to maintain balance between different aspects of our lives, whilst making choices about where to focus at different stages in our growth.

09May 2012

Nearly four years on from the start of the financial crisis, times are still tough. Businesses are struggling and so are many families. Everybody is trying to be smart about the way they deliver services, win work, create sales, and manage the finances or family budget. And these are just the surface level problems that […]

02May 2012

Where does wisdom come from? My answer to this is that wisdom is the compound of great understanding of the world, and applying that knowledge well. So a keystone process in acquiring wisdom is learning. We learn when we connect two different pieces of information together: perhaps when we find you something new and can […]

20Mar 2012

Nearly four years on from the start of the financial crisis, times are still tough.� Businesses are struggling and so are many families.� Everybody is trying to be smart about the way they deliver services, win work, create sales, and manage the finances or family budget.� And these are just the surface level problems that […]

16Mar 2012

First there was IQ, or Intelligence Quotient. It is a controversial topic, because measuring intelligence is as complex as intelligence itself. Intelligence measurement is responsible for many intellectual injustices over the years, so we will leave that topic and move on swiftly.