The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking - Interview With Edward Burger

Edward Burger is a professor of mathematics at Williams College and an educational and business consultant. His forthcoming book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (coauthored with Michael Starbird) presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking.

Answer these 4 questions to become a better leader

The fourth question will tell you the difference between a good and great leader.

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  • The difference between mediocre, good, and great leaders lies in how they answer a few key questions regarding vision, intent, plans of action.
  • According to executive coach Peter Fuda, great leaders are not only able to answer the where, what, and how of a business plan, but they can also articulate why the business should exist beyond capitalistic goals.
  • All other things being equal, it's the motive that ultimately determines success or failure.
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NASA provides first evidence of “marsquakes”

A new batch of papers reveals some of Mars' subterranean secrets.

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Surprising Science
  • The spacecraft InSight detected tremors from deep underneath the rust-colored surface of Mars indicating, for the first time ever, that the planet is geologically active.
  • The quakes could potentially give seismologists insights into the interior composition of the planet.
  • The Insight lander also uncovered magnetized rocks "consistent with a past dynamo with Earth-like strength" under the surface of the landing sight.
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How to make healthy financial choices every day, according to a financial psychologist

How reframing your emotions and changing your daily behavior can help you save money.

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Personal Growth
  • There is a psychological connection between your emotions and your spending habits. Many people live in a "reactionary" mode where they spend money in reaction to the day's events.
  • Living in "intention mode" can help you reframe daily financial decisions - "how will this get me closer to my future goals?"
  • Financial psychologist Dr. Tracy Thomas shares her tips for harnessing the power of emotion and intent to create a healthy, financially stable life.
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