Persuasion Articles of the Week


What's the TV suggest today? Photo "Television" by dailyinvention, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
What’s the TV suggest today? Photo “Television” by dailyinvention, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#ideas #CIA #sugar #action #NLP #microbiome

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

We’re always looking for the right idea. By working backwards we can often find a solution that we otherwise have missed.


Behind The Illusion: Ellen Degeneres

Television programming is just that — programming its viewers. This post breaks down the connection between Ellen Degeneres and the CIA. Wild.


Does a sugar detox work? I’m on it and have had some surprising results.

Hell yes it works. Sugar is a powerfully addictive substance, and glucose isn’t the only fuel your body can use. (in fact it’s one of the worst.) I’m surprised to see this in WaPo, which is owned by Jeff Bezos who also runs Amazon and Whole Foods — companies that make far less profit on meat than processed foods.


Why we like what we like: A scientist’s surprising findings

“Our actions are governed by hidden biological forces—which is to say that we have little or no control over our personal tastes.”


5 phrases that make people discount what you’re saying

Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.


3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You

Life happens all around us — it’s not personal. Don’t tie yourself to an identity — be willing to change your mind. Act without perfect planning.


Speed matters: Why working quickly is more important than it seems

Act without perfect planning — and be known as the one who gets things done.