Your personality is a set of individual differences you possess that make you 'uniquely you'. Your personal 'life story' can provide insights into your development values, attitudes, important (according to you) personal memories, social relationships, habits, and skills. Your mindset is an established set of attitudes or way of thinking you have. It could also be described as an inclination or habit. At the extremes, you could have a growth mindset or a closed mindset.

The Business Thinking Institute in Princeton surveyed about 300 business people including 70 millionaires to identify the reasons why some people are successful in business and others are not.  70% (or more) of businesses fail and expert advice from academics, gurus and consultants over the years has not reduced it.  Have you wondered WHY?  Does that make logical sense? 

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Charlie Munger, Mental Models, and Making Better Decisions in Business and Life

What can Charlie Munger, a billionaire, Warren Buffett’s business partner, and vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, teach you about success? A lot. He’s spent over 50 years transforming himself into one of the shrewdest men in business. He’s Buffett’s right-hand man. Plenty of people have called him a “learning machine.” Munger doesn’t just try to lay out a step-by-step blueprint for success. Instead, he shows us something much more valuable: how to become better thinkers.

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve problems and see the world in an entirely new way… they basically make your brain more useful.

Peter Bevelin on Seeking Wisdom, Mental Models, Learning, and a Lot More

One of the most impactful books we've ever come across is the wonderful Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, written by the Swedish investor Peter Bevelin. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. Mr. Bevelin is out with a new book full of wisdom from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger: All I Want to Know is Where I'm Going to Die So I Never Go There.

Nine Signs You’re Really an Introvert

It can be difficult to admit to yourself that you may be an introvert. When we think of people as being introverted, we often wrongly assume that they are people who don’t like people. However, as Susan Cain so effectively showed the world in her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, introverts can be warm, interested in others, and powerful in their own right. Yet the stigma many still attach to being an introvert may lead people otherwise inclined to have these tendencies to resist if not deny them within themselves.

Do you Outsource Blame for Setbacks and Failures?

Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits Poor Habits, found from his research of rich and poor people that people with the habits of the rich (and who are often rich) seek answers to the question of why something did not work out as expected.  They do not seek to apportion blame on someone else, something else or assign it to fate.  Do you have the ‘rich habit’ of seeking answers (even if it is your

A Woman's Perspective on Power Posing and Testosterone

For eight months in 1998 and 1999, I woke every morning in search of chimpanzee pee. That pee held the key to the chimps’ testosterone levels, and I helped to catch it. To do this, I would hike through the rainforest to the trees in which the chimpanzees had built their sleeping nests the previous evening.

Survival or Achievement

Survival is a defense mindset while achievement is an offense mindset.  The first will ensure that you don’t lose ground but will not gain much ground either.  The second mindset will gain you ground but has the potential to also lose ground.  Who do you admire the most – people who live in villages in developing countries protecting their way of life or people l

Do you have a business mindset?

Our mindset drives our behaviors.  Here is a short 2-minutes quiz that will give you a quick idea about your business mindset.

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Your Views About Having & Making Money

Our views - positive or negative - about having and make money drive our behaviors.  Here is a short 2-minutes quiz that will give you a quick idea about your atitudes on this subject.

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