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The way we evaluate things is like a balancing scale: when we have no opinion about something, it’s empty. But once we start gathering positive and negative information, we start adding to the sides. If we’ve collected more positive information, eventually it starts leaning to one side: If we hear a few negative comments about a brand, for example, it Read More
Years ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with lymphoma. In addition to that, people in my family suffered from hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, anxiety, addictions, and many had a very hard time controlling their weight. But lymphoma was the last straw: I didn’t want to develop a chronic illness, so I decided to tackle things upstream and start taking better care Read More
After I signed papers for my book deal, I started reading everything I could about how authors actually write books. Why? I had never written a nonfiction book, yet I was under contract with a German corporation to write a book. What do the days of authors look like? Where do they even start? (I have a hunch that writers Read More
"Do you believe in luck?" is a polarizing question. It is a fact about the world's randomness or just an excuse? Things beyond our control do exist, and unlucky outcomes often unknowingly influence our behavior in self-defeating ways. How can we best act despite the world's randomness?
“I don’t know when I’ve been so wowed by a new author. Karla Starr explains how “lucky” can be learned using credible social science and captivating stories, leavened with keen humor that had me laughing on a plane (apologies to the guy in 6A!).”
—Chip Heath, co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch
If you’re looking to improve outcomes for yourself or your organization, I can help get you there.
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