Tuesday Dispatch: #Issue 63
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn how to build self-confidence, about the life of executives, and about the janitor who helped put a man on the Moon. As well as how big your TV should be and how loneliness is killing men.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
How to Build Self Confidence
Self-confidence gives you the power o get out of your comfort zone and take risks without guarantee. Brian Tracy, in this seminar, shares tips on how you can boost your confidence and start believing in your ability to change your life positively. Check it out!
What Do Executives Do, Anyway?
An executive with 8,000 indirect reports and 2000 hours of work in a year can afford to spend, at most, 15 minutes per year per person in their reporting hierarchy... even if they work on nothing else. That job seems impossible. How can anyone make any important decision in a company that large? They will always be the least informed person in the room, no matter the topic.
The Janitor Who Helped Put a Man on the Moon
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy visited NASA for the first time. During his tour of the facility, he met a janitor carrying a broom down the hallway. The President then casually asked the janitor what he did for NASA, and the janitor replied, “I’m helping put a man on the moon.”
2 Grains of Technology
TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science
Bigger and closer is usually better when choosing the perfect television for your room. Size not only affects the price of a television, but it also has a huge impact on the perceived picture quality. Use this size-to-distance calculator to see which size TV you should get based on how far away you'll be sitting from the screen.
How Loneliness Is Killing Men
In 2008, a small but very cute study asked people to stand at the bottom of a hill, look up and guess how steep it was. Some people were there alone, others accompanied by friends. The hill, on the campus of the University of Virginia, had an incline of 26°. But to the people who were there with friends, it looked a lot less. Compared with those who turned up on their own, they significantly underestimated the gradient. The feel-good lesson? Everything looks easier when there’s a friend by your side.
1 Atom of Reflection
When you draw a map, the quality of the compass is more important than the quality of the pen.