Patrick Artus, professor of economics at University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a leading French corporate economist, thinks the governments and institutions of the eurozone need to make several significant institutional leaps if they are going to get the continent out of its negative economic spiral. His thoughts are titled—drum roll, please—”Making the leap” and [...]
Archive for July 2012
Brett Steenbarger is known as “the trader’s shrink.” By traders, of course, I’m referring to people who seek to make money by buying low and selling high. You can see the principle at work most any night while watching such cable TV shows as “Pawn Stars”, “American Pickers” and “Storage Wars.”
Dr. Steenbarger is more interested [...]
Not for nothing have I defined “the LEAP!” as finding and mobilizing the next right, smart, good thing or move.
Actually, I’ve done more than just define “the LEAP!” As anyone who has looked around this website knows, I’ve spent a goodly amount of time lately writing a book about the idea.
I did so after concluding [...]
The boards of big companies—really BIG companies—are obsessed today with identifying superachievers in the executive corps who can make the LEAP! to CEO.
And the people who advise them, like Justin Menkes, author of Better Under Pressure and a seasoned “C-suite” headhunter, keep telling them that the one psychological quality in potential superleapers that they want [...]
TIP FOR A ZERO COOL MIND:
Dolphinthinkers (who are almost always accomplished LEAP!ers) can automatically see things that others may not be able to. This, in fact, explains much of the dolphin mind’s outsized competence. Also, it triggers this caution for new dolphinthinkers: don’t go blurting out all the things you are noticing to every co-worker, [...]
If James Carville, the Cajun-steeped political genius who engineered Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign, is ever summoned to play God, his first words as deity will probably be, “It’s a brain thing, stupid!”
Certainly, that’s what our Cliff’s Notes analysis of history at LEAP!psych indicates.
Each time we humans have experienced one of those great technological [...]
Our understanding of reality is produced internally. That is, it is subjective. Why? In no small part, because for so much that goes on around us, we have an inadequate “biophysical” means (and sometimes, no means at all) for noticing, absorbing and processing it. That allows magicians to fool around with our understanding of [...]
WHY EMPHASIZE THE LEAP!?
A GREAT PHILOSOPHER’S PERSPECTIVE
If this isn’t one of Mr. Berra’s yogi-isms, it should be: The whole idea of evolving is to get somewhere. And that, in fact, is the best justification I can think of for making the LEAP! Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett seemed to embrace the idea in the closing sentences [...]
INDIA’S LEAP! HAS GONE FLAT,
BUT ONE OF ITS MOST ACCOMPLISHED
CHANGE AGENTS SAYS “BRAND INDIA”
WILL AGAIN TAKE TO THE AIR
Anand Mahindra is managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra, a $15.4 billion multinational, multi-industry behemoth that rode the first great wave of Indian economic growth as successfully as any firm in the country.
That LEAP! started, he says, with the IT boom. Bright geeks used their smarts to succeed in spite of the country’s notoriously inept, [...]
Daniel Gulati, co-author of Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders, talks about making smart LEAP!s when you are thinking of quitting your job. He writes here: “The first step in making the leap is to recount your career goals and visualize a life-changing leap forward, not an incremental hop.” [...]