Misteri Sirsak untuk Anti Kanker

Sempat marak di beberapa milis lokal menyebutkan bahwa fakta buah sirsak yang memiliki khasiat anti-kanker tengah ditutup-tutupin oleh perusahaan farmasi skala dunia dengan motif profit. Kenyataannya, justru sekarang banyak farmasi yang berlomba-lomba yang tengah meneliti zat yang dimiliki buah sirsak. Buah sirsak sebenarnya sudah diteliti oleh Health Sciences Institute, AS. Pada tahun 2000 ditemukan bahwa buah yang dalam Spanyol disebut graviola tersebut memiliki… Continue reading

Be Careful How You Praise People

In an experiment, people who had been praised for their decision-making skills were 40% more likely to escalate their commitment to a bad decision (in this case, a bad hire) than people who hadn’t been praised. But those who had been praised for their creativity, rather than their decision prowess, were 40% less likely to escalate their commitment than those who hadn’t been praised, says… Continue reading

How to improve self-discipline

Focus is essential for reaching big goals. Here are several tried-and-true ways to limit distractions and narrow your focus so you can get the most important work done. Quit responding to fire drills. Dramas and emergencies will take up just as much of your time as you allow. Instead of handling customer complaints about hold times, use your time to hire… Continue reading

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying attention and accidentally spill hot coffee all over… Continue reading

Networking Rules!

… when you find a job of interest, don’t hit the “apply now” button. Instead, … Research by Dr. John Sullivan (FYI, a friend and frequent co-speaker at many recruiting events) indicates that the probability of getting interviewed by applying to a job posting is less than 1%. This information supports the contention I made in a recent post that job-seekers should spend most… Continue reading