Monday, December 27, 2010 at 4:53AM
"'Focalism' is the common tendency to focus too much on a particular event (the 'focal event') and too little on other events that are likely to occur concurrently. Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert of the University of Virginia found that individuals overestimate the degree to which their future thoughts will be occupied by the focal event, as well as the duration of their emotional response to the event."
"...an effective catalog describes deliverables -- end results, not the tasks involved in producing them. Deliverables are generally described in nouns, not verbs. For example, IT sells solutions, not programming."
"Ability to create artistic beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, to craft a satisfying narrative and to combine seemingly unrelated ideas into a novel invention"
"Ability to empathize, to understand subtleties of human interaction, to find joy in one’s self and to elicit it in others, and to stretch beyond the everyday in pursuit of purpose and meaning"