Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Alternative Energy

All About: CSP - Concentrated Solar Power, cnn.com/ecosolutions

"CSP is attracting a list of high profile champions in the field of commerce, including venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. Khosla was one of the early backers of Google, Amazon and AOL and his latest venture is to invest in CSP, according to The Toronto Star. He favors CSP over "clean coal," or Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) produced coal, arguing that CSP plants are cheaper and quicker to build."

Vinod Khosla Video Interview

Abengoa Solar, CSP Company

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Projections

"We tend to assume others think, feel and react to the world the way we do. Psychologists call this tendency “projection”—we “project” our ideas and emotions onto others when we act as if others share them."

“Try to discover what it is you most dislike in others, what you most often criticize and condemn them for. A little elementary self-analysis may reveal that those qualities are hidden in the depths of your own mind and that in criticizing others in this way you are, in fact, unconsciously criticizing yourself.”
(Bikshu Sangharakshita, Essence of Zen)

"When we recognize the places where we have a desire to develop, and begin to grow in those areas, an incredible thing happens: the world seems to grow with us. Others appear to take on the qualities we cultivate in ourselves."

From Are Your 'Projections' Limiting Your Success?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Explaination Problems

Decision Making can come from 2 parts of the brain, Conscious and Unconscious.

When it comes from the conscious part, theory, story, and explanation are logical, based on step by step analysis.

But many times, the snap judgment that comes from the adaptive unconscious part, "the secret locked door part of the brain", thin slicing experiences, explaination usually comes from assumption with no real facts and figures, an assumption made from previous life experience. (Survival Instinct?)

Why people don't really know what they want? Why thinking about it, they want one thing. And when doing it, they accept to want other thing. (Adaptation?)

Why is it just plain better to learn from seeing and hand on experiences? Ask any Pro to give verbal instruction, and it just doesn't feel right.

Sometimes, it is better to say "I don't know" than make up a plausible cases?

Based on my trying to understand of The Locked Door, 2. The Storytelling Problem (Blink, page 62)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Primed for Action

"The Frame of Mindset we are in before action" (Blink, page 53, very very good and true)

How do you set your frame of mind, ready for action?

How do you influences other frame of mind, to be ready for something...

After all, we are sheep in the herd... Unaware of our very own Sub Conscious (Frame of Mind), that is very easily influenced by the Environment and Surrounding.

Go on, lead the herd, simply with Awareness???

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Picasa Web Albums

Geo Tags
Name Tags
1GB Web Based
Upload from iPhoto
Organize
Share

Plus, iPhoto upload to blogger.com

1. Picasa Web Albums
2. Uploader from iPhoto to Picasa Web Albums

How is it?

Power of Influence and Conformity



Elevator Psychology and The London Underground

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life

I like this one,

3. How to persuade others your opinion represents the whole group

If you want to convince others that your opinion is representative of the majority, then just repeat yourself. This surprising psychology study finds that if one person in a group repeats the same opinion three times, it has 90% of the effect of three different people in that group expressing the same opinion.

Source: Everyday Uses of Psychology

Three Rules of Life (and everything else)

1. Your Attitude Is Your Life You can choose your attitude. And your attitude changes your life and the lives of those around you...

2. Maximize Your Options ... In all things, big and small, open yourself to the possible options. Then trust yourself to choose the right one for the moment

3. Don't Let the Seeds Stop You From Enjoying the Watermelon Tell this to yourself every day. It will help change your attitude

Source: The Big Moo, page 133