Archive for August, 2011

How Chris Brogan and Julien Smith Tweeted Me: The Power of Connectivity

On Thursday, I wrote a post called “Awkward Moments Experiment“ to prove that awkwardness isn’t so bad. I posted that I’d start on the day my classes begin, which is Sept. 19. I had a few re-tweets from some of my readers who counted themselves in and liked the experiment. Then something very subtle happened. […]

Awkward Moments Experiment

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy I’ve decided to create this to help me take more risks because my final year of college is looming. I’ll create situations everyday for 30 days where two things […]

25 Bloggers I Thanked (The Thank You Experiment)

Originally called “The Thank You Project 2011″ by Jacob. I appreciate his support for encouraging me to do my own thank you experiment. The original rules: -Thank someone everyday. -Don’t take longer than 10 minutes each day to write the message to them. -Keep it under 5 sentences and don’t ask for anything or any […]

Oxytocin: The Trust Hormone Isn’t Always So Trusting

“The love and trust [Oxytocin] promotes are not toward the world in general, just toward a person’s in-group. Oxytocin turns out to be the hormone of the clan, not of universal brotherhood. Psychologists trying to specify its role have now concluded it is the agent of ethnocentrism.” – “The Dark Side of Oxytocin, the Hormone […]

Want Productivity? Meet @Sarahkpeck for Coffee

This post is inspired by Greg. He is in the process of meeting 100 strangers for tea. I decided that I’d try to do the same because, as Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.” He fully supported my decision to embark on meeting people this […]