What's the impact of remote working on productivity?

Where are you most productive? At home or in the office? There are many surveys that study this question, but as a neuroscientist I know that surveys are not ve…

Confessions of a book addict

I have a confession to make. I’m an addict. A book addict.  When I was in elementary school, I went to our local library every week. One day the librarian sa…

How to beat smartphone addiction

If you want to beat your smartphone addiction or change any habit with the help of willpower, you are doomed. It’s much more effective to outsmart your brain. L…

Do you really want a shrinking brain?

“I don’t have time anymore to read.” Have you ever heard someone say this? I get it. People are stressed out and busy. But let’s take a look at how people actua…

Is two plus two still four?

Imagine that you are in room with seven people who all say with confidence that 2+2=5. Will you speak your truth? Or will you doubt your sanity?  

Do we really need more digital learning?

Would you rather send your kids to a school where he or she learns the basics of handling a computer or to memorize poems by heart? Ask most parents and they…

How can we find solutions without asking questions?

Before we even start a discussion, we put people into boxes: The “good” versus “the bad”. Virtual signalling is everywhere. What is virtue signalling? It's a…

Surprise - the under leveraged resource in the business world

When was the last time someone surprised you with a gift or a nice gesture?  I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday from a client and this absol…

Do you limit screen time for your kids? You should do the same for your brain

I spoke to one of my senior clients last week. He said: "On a good day, I have about 10 video calls. On a bad day, it's up to 15. All lined up one after the oth…

Free your body and your brain will follow

Do you suffer from "corona brain"? Do you feel that your mind is foggy and that anxiety, worries, or constant distractions decrease your productivity and happin…

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