How to be happy by making good decisions.

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Making decisions is the most important things humans do. But, we are not very good at that. This is the first know attempt to consolidate relevant information about how to make good decisions. It is a somewhat self documenting presentation on the neuroboiological underpinnings and process for good decision making.

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  • New world and new ways of adaptingRequires reeducation – reprogramming the brain
  • A critical topic. Here is the problem:About survival…Biggest threat is ourselves.How to integrate things into a wholeRetirement & health careEarth’s resources..Over 10 billion species have had a go at surviving on Earth since it was formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Most species live about four million years then die off – usually due to failures of adaption to changes in the climate.Humans – the species homo sapiens – have been on the earth only about 200,000 years, about 5% of the life expectancy of historical species. Despite alleged intelligence, mankind may only last another 100 years because of population growth and anthroprogentic cause disruptions to the biosphere. We have to make some tough decisions as a species. We also have to make tough decisions as nations and individuals. Rising populations will clash with lack of water, arid land, energy and mineral resources. Changing weather patterns and severe agricultural disruptions will force
  • Brain is designed to make decisions based upon risks and outcomes.World has moved from certainty to uncertaintySo, we make ‘best guesses’.
  • Cockroach lived 250 million yearsHumans about 2 million years
  • From the time of the Greeks…who were the last to think about thinking. From the time of Galileo and mechanistic universeSPEECHLOGICBut, preceded by holistic brain.Back to that!UnconsciousPreconsciousSubconsciousConsciousSelfHigher PowerSpirit
  • Perfecting a golf swing is an example of reprogramming….10,000 swings for the motion; more for the emotions.1,000 trillion transistors, air-cooled, fault tolerant computer runs on two bananas (50 cents) a day, vice a 10 megawatt computer at $13,500 per day for power. 300 years of video
  • Unconscious -> subconscious – conscious -> frivolous to life saving.As a species, we make all sorts of decisions all the time. 10 trillion molecules1,000 trillion, trillion chemical reactions to power your body each day. Some decisions are profound and conscious and some, like driving a car, are routine and unconscious. The problem is that we are not very good at conscious decision making. As important as these kinds of decisions may be, we do not have a clue about how to make a good decision. Nor do we understand the powerful subconscious currents that regulate our conscious decisions. The consequence is that we screw up all the time and do not even know it.
  • Universe is too big and too weird to understand.Life 3.5 Billion years agoFirst living cell made decisions to surviveRadiation treePieces of consciousness exist in many animalsMan alone has the ability to be reflectiveAs many as 250,000 neurons, or brain cells, develop every minute during early pregnancy = 15M an hour = 360M a day.At 6 = 90% of adult; body = 33% of adult.
  • Who/what are we: Self, conscious spiritUnified field theoryEverything is ripples in space timeElectrons both a wave and particle…same underlay as photon (which does not have a repulsive/attractive force).7 more dimensionsHome of gravityUp to 10**500 other universesGamma oscillations
  • First look at the brain…5 levelsThe cerebellum (Latin for little brain) is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It is also involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and probably in some emotional functions such as regulating fear and pleasure responses,[1When the cortex has received and processed a sensory stimulus indicating a reward, it sends a signal announcing this reward to a particular part of the midbrain–the ventral tegmental area (VTA)–whose activity then increases. The VTA then releases dopamine not only into the nucleus accumbens, but also into the septum, the amygdala, and the prefrontal cortex.The nucleus accumbens then activates the individual’s motor functions, while the prefrontal cortex focuses his or her attention. Midbrain better at handling complexity which can overwhelm rational brainAs many as 250,000 neurons, or brain cells, develop every minute during early pregnancy.BLIND SIGHTComplex decisions and the emotional brain….IIowa Gambling Experiment 10 -> 50 -> 80Soap opera and ticker tape.225 in. sq.60% of neuronsDeveloped in mammals. Leads to everywhere. size of the prefrontal cortex has increased sixfold over 5M years; the brain itself has only increased in size about threefold. Will power, morals, planning, control, ARISTOTLE TAUGHT ALEXANDER THE GREAT HOW TO MANAGE THIS – THE GREATEST OF ALL WARRIORSI love you with all my brain
  • Universe is too big and too weird to understand.Life 3.5 Billion years agoFirst living cell made decisions to surviveRadiation treePieces of consciousness exist in many animalsMan alone has the ability to be reflectiveAs many as 250,000 neurons, or brain cells, develop every minute during early pregnancy = 15M an hour = 360M a day.At 6 = 90% of adult; body = 33% of adult.
  • 5 levelsHigher powerReflectImagineFREE WILLBDNF
  • Integration is:All naturalAll Fun (except diet)
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  • The Hat Trick
  • BioinformaticsNeuronSynapseMyelination100B neuronsMassive changesConstantly paring to make roomTrillion of dendritesAlways adding if usedAstrocytes: directly involved in the regulation of signalling between neurons.BioInformaticsGENE Expression25,000 genes of 2500 base pairs = 63,250,000 nucleotides = <3%Turned on an offProduce and assemble 22 different amino acidsProeonomics
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  • Who you are and what you can get done…..Requires some reprogramming.
  • Start the reprogramming: Be in the present..EasyShower, taste, treesEYE Contact
  • Who you are and what you can get done…..
  • Who you are and what you can get done…..
  • Many ways…Looking back or forward, positive or negativeCarl JungHere is a review of the different personality dimension of member of a professional networking group based upon Carl Jung’s archetypes.Four dimensions…to which others can be added like introversion or extroversion. So, we see that everybody is different. Just about everybody has strengths and weaknesses…So we need to understand our self as just one actor in the decision making process. Sometimes we can be a one-person show. But, we have our biases and have a need for – and gain benefit fro m – getting outside perspectives, filters and ideas.
  • Many ways…Looking back or forward, positive or negativeCarl JungHere is a review of the different personality dimension of member of a professional networking group based upon Carl Jung’s archetypes.Four dimensions…to which others can be added like introversion or extroversion. So, we see that everybody is different. Just about everybody has strengths and weaknesses…So we need to understand our self as just one actor in the decision making process. Sometimes we can be a one-person show. But, we have our biases and have a need for – and gain benefit fro m – getting outside perspectives, filters and ideas.
  • Many ways…Looking back or forward, positive or negativeCarl JungHere is a review of the different personality dimension of member of a professional networking group based upon Carl Jung’s archetypes.Four dimensions…to which others can be added like introversion or extroversion. So, we see that everybody is different. Just about everybody has strengths and weaknesses…So we need to understand our self as just one actor in the decision making process. Sometimes we can be a one-person show. But, we have our biases and have a need for – and gain benefit fro m – getting outside perspectives, filters and ideas.
  • BDNF acts on certain neurons of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, helping to support the survival of existing neurons, and encourage the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses
  • Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter.that sleep is needed to clear the brain’s short-term memory storage in the hippocampus and make room for new informationthis refreshing of memory capacity is related to Stage 2 non-REM sleep, which takes place between deep sleep (non-REM) and the dream state known as Rapid Eye Movement (REM)
  • Insula functions include perception, motor control, self-awareness, cognitive functioning, and interpersonal experience.Another important area of mindfulness and a healthy mind or social activities. Now, as members of the ape family – the so-called hominids – we are born to be social. Kids have it naturally. But over time, perhaps because the pace of society were losing our ability to be social. But that’s something that we need to read in stalling ourselves, because social activity releases a variety of very positive neurotransmitters such as dopamine and oxytocin. And by doing that our brains stay healthier.One of the joys of enhanced mindfulness or activities that increase the power of your mind. Most notably is dancing, which not only provides social contact, but improve cognition as you learn new steps and great exercise.
  • Kids learn best when they interact with other humans (vice a TV)Nonhuman primates spend about 10 to 20 percent of their waking day grooming each other. guessing the right emotion by chance were about eight percent. But remarkably, participants guessed compassion correctly nearly 60 percent of the time. Gratitude, anger, love, fear—they got those right more than 50 percent of the time as well.preterm newborns who received just three 15-minute sessions of touch therapy each day for 5-10 days gained 47 percent more weight than premature infants who’d received standard medical treatment.  When teachers pat students in a friendly way, those students are three times as likely to speak up in class. Another recent study has found that when librarians pat the hand of a student checking out aOXYTOCINMIRROR NEURONSAnother important area of mindfulness and a healthy mind or social activities. Now, as members of the ape family – the so-called hominids – we are born to be social. Kids have it naturally. But over time, perhaps because the pace of society were losing our ability to be social. But that’s something that we need to read in stalling ourselves, because social activity releases a variety of very positive neurotransmitters such as dopamine and oxytocin. And by doing that our brains stay healthier.One of the joys of enhanced mindfulness or activities that increase the power of your mind. Most notably is dancing, which not only provides social contact, but improve cognition as you learn new steps and great exercise.
  • Give thanks, too
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  • About your life and your situation:Even if we perceive the problem correctly, we frequently jump at the first plausible solution.Frequently is risk-averse, short term and sub optimal. Very important to look for a valuable, enduring goal to be achieved.
  • DIAGNOSTC SCAHMost errors of thinking are errors of perception because the brain jumps to conclusions. Frozen brain syndrome.Your brain creates a mental model of the world to enable coping and survival.Perceptions are rigid interpretations of data which freeze our brains into traditional thinking. Very important to try new perspectives.Perception is by far the most important part of thinking.. If perception is faulty then no amount of logical excellence will give a useful answer.
  • Frozen brain syndrome.Your brain creates a mental model of the world to enable coping and survival.Perceptions are rigid interpretations of data which freeze our brains into traditional thinking. Very important to try new perspectives.Perception is by far the most important part of thinking. Most errors of thinking arewe see this in operation on a daily basis for example the same wine poured into our wine bottle priced at five dollars will be charged to be tasted as an inferior wine when compared to the same Jews poured into a bottle marked $90. Similar air rarely stereotypes which aggregates a lot of perceptions into a hole frequently dismantle our ability to think properly time and time again studies have shown that teachers will grade the students written essay differently depending on the angle of occasion of the student’s name say John Smith versus Leon DallRempel-or even their handwriting. errors of perception. If perception is faulty then no amount of logical excellence will give a useful answer. So in addition to mindfulness, we need to become better thinkers, and good thinking begins with good perceptions of its hard to believe that the dimensions of these two tables are identical. But we perceive them as being different, because this is what our mind tells us is true. So to be a good thinker, you have to be aware that your perceptions. Sometimes fool you.
  • The mind is not designed to be creative…it is designed to compartmentalize and take action.A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future.The mind goes where the imagination goes. But creativity doesn’t mean artsy creativity. The key is the ability to generate a number of useful ideas, all of which have valuable possibilities.Creativity – the ability to generate original, useful ideas can be learned. If we don’t have creativity. Then we have routine, and in today’s world. Routine is bad
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  • AdaptationFinally if you’re in control of your mind via mindfulness and if you develop good thinking skills. Then you need a playbook to implement a decision. And a new decision is not a good decision, unless it can be implemented. So here’s a thinking tool that allows you to categorize the situation. Based on its complexity, the urgency of the decision and the information that’s available.So when the time of our ancestors decisions were not terribly complex. They were very urgent, and there probably wasn’t too much information. So decisions could be made quickly, in fact had demanded equally. Now, decisions are different or very complex. We have a little more time and a lot more information.So in some cases. For example, driving a car. When you see a signal light change. The decision is not complex, urgent and information is limited, and generally unnecessary.
  • Eat or be eaten..IntuitionFinally if you’re in control of your mind via mindfulness and if you develop good thinking skills. Then you need a playbook to implement a decision. And a new decision is not a good decision, unless it can be implemented. So here’s a thinking tool that allows you to categorize the situation. Based on its complexity, the urgency of the decision and the information that’s available.So when the time of our ancestors decisions were not terribly complex. They were very urgent, and there probably wasn’t too much information. So decisions could be made quickly, in fact had demanded equally. Now, decisions are different or very complex. We have a little more time and a lot more information.So in some cases. For example, driving a car. When you see a signal light change. The decision is not complex, urgent and information is limited, and generally unnecessary.
  • The route depends on the place in the decision matrix….in itself a judgment.There is no ‘right’ way to make decisions. But, there is a good way, depending upon your assessment of the type of decision.Here are where your networks can help. Here are three approaches.Make a simple decision yourself. Use a checklist where you write down the problem, write down alternatives; rank order the solutions and make a choice.Use your professional friends as a sounding boardPOWER BASEBelong to a decision support group
  • The route depends on the place in the decision matrix….in itself a judgment.There is no ‘right’ way to make decisions. But, there is a good way, depending upon your assessment of the type of decision.Here are where your networks can help. Here are three approaches.Make a simple decision yourself. Use a checklist where you write down the problem, write down alternatives; rank order the solutions and make a choice.Use your professional friends as a sounding boardPOWER BASEBelong to a decision support group
  • Decision making is a key role for any manager or leader. Surprisingly many people struggle when it comes to taking decisions. This might be due to:
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  • So, we are concluding the topic of good decision making. Here is a good checklist.
  • Universe is too big and too weird to understand.Life 3.5 Billion years agoFirst living cell made decisions to surviveRadiation treePieces of consciousness exist in many animalsMan alone has the ability to be reflectiveAs many as 250,000 neurons, or brain cells, develop every minute during early pregnancy = 15M an hour = 360M a day.At 6 = 90% of adult; body = 33% of adult.
  • First look at the brain…5 levelsThe cerebellum (Latin for little brain) is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It is also involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and probably in some emotional functions such as regulating fear and pleasure responses,[1When the cortex has received and processed a sensory stimulus indicating a reward, it sends a signal announcing this reward to a particular part of the midbrain–the ventral tegmental area (VTA)–whose activity then increases. The VTA then releases dopamine not only into the nucleus accumbens, but also into the septum, the amygdala, and the prefrontal cortex.The nucleus accumbens then activates the individual’s motor functions, while the prefrontal cortex focuses his or her attention. Midbrain better at handling complexity which can overwhelm rational brainAs many as 250,000 neurons, or brain cells, develop every minute during early pregnancy.BLIND SIGHTComplex decisions and the emotional brain….IIowa Gambling Experiment 10 -> 50 -> 80Soap opera and ticker tape.225 in. sq.60% of neuronsDeveloped in mammals. Leads to everywhere. size of the prefrontal cortex has increased sixfold over 5M years; the brain itself has only increased in size about threefold. Will power, morals, planning, control, ARISTOTLE TAUGHT ALEXANDER THE GREAT HOW TO MANAGE THIS – THE GREATEST OF ALL WARRIORSI love you with all my brain
  • Who/what are we: Self, conscious spiritUnified field theoryEverything is ripples in space timeElectrons both a wave and particle…same underlay as photon (which does not have a repulsive/attractive force).7 more dimensionsHome of gravityUp to 10**500 other universesGamma oscillations
  • How to be happy by making good decisions.

    1. 1. Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience demonstrate that the human mind is an amazing organ – <br />well designed to handle the competitive world that knowledge workers face; it only needs to be <br />tuned. This is the first attempt to gather and organize relevant research and apply that <br />understanding to making knowledge workers substantially more productive.<br />This topic is critical because the competitive advantage of individuals, companies and nations <br />will be gained from knowledge worker productivity. Cisco Systems, a market share leader <br />in each of their segments, attributes this lead to an investment in knowledge worker capital <br />which provides a 300% revenue per employee advantage over their direct competitors.<br />While athletes train lifting 300 pound weights, knowledge workers will train on grapes, <br />liar’s dice tournaments and dancing lessons. Getting the advantage is amazingly easy.<br />This is the story of how that can be. <br />This presentation provides a robust outline for a course syllabus. The discussion is <br />generalized but integrates a prescription for improving the most important thing knowledge <br />workers do; make good decisions. <br />Implementing decisions is a simple derivative. It is easy to get started; <br />it is even easier to do. Everybody does better and everybody wins. <br />10/1/20<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />1<br />
    2. 2. Do you Want to beHappier?<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />2<br />Did you just see a flying saucer?<br />
    3. 3. Table of Contents<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />3<br />
    4. 4. Today’s Tough, New Decisions<br />Why This Is Important<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />4<br />
    5. 5. 10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />5<br />Why This Is Important<br />Making Decisions Is the Most Important Thing We Do<br />Decisions are predictions about risk and outcomes<br />Your decisions are your destiny<br />There is no universal recipe for good decision making<br />There is only commitment to health, happiness, wisdom and vigilance to avoid errors <br />
    6. 6. Why This Is Important<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />6<br />Intelligence is the ability to solve shift problems<br />SUCCESS = VERY CREATIVE ADAPTATION<br />Genius is the ability to solve shift problems very creatively<br />Lasted 0.2M Years<br />Lasted 250M Years<br />
    7. 7. Why This Is Important<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Why This Is Important<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />8<br />It’s Mind Over Matter<br />Mind<br />Matter<br />
    9. 9. The Leader’s Mind in the 21st Century<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />9<br />Early Thinkers - from Confucius to Aristotle -<br />Emphasized a Balanced Mind<br />
    10. 10. The Leader’s Mind for 21st Century<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />10<br />Reprogramming the Mind<br />
    11. 11. Things Evolve.Do You?<br />10/1/2010<br />draft<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Types of Decisions<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />12<br />
    13. 13. The Secret<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />13<br />?<br />
    14. 14. Building a smarter brain.<br />The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />14<br />
    15. 15. The first living thing made decisions<br />The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />15<br />
    16. 16. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />11 dimensions of space <br />Trillions of universes <br />Everything consists of vibrating energy strings<br />You only exist because I see you<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />16<br />Cosmology’s View<br />The Observer<br />
    17. 17. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />Your brain wants to get smarter<br />Your brain loves to network<br />The best network wins<br />Winning updates your DNA<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />17<br />cerebellum<br />
    18. 18. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />18<br />Enormous Upsides<br />
    19. 19. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />19<br />Exercise Free Will<br />Over<br />Molecular Determinism<br />Mindful<br />or<br />Mindless<br />
    20. 20. FREEING The Genius in You<br />The Leader’s Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />20<br />Clear<br />Healthy<br />Deep<br />Decisive<br />The Four Pillars of Wisdom<br />
    21. 21. The Leader’s Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />21<br />The Four Pillars of Widsom<br />Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    22. 22. Calming
    23. 23. Exercise
    24. 24. Sleep
    25. 25. Socialization
    26. 26. Giving</li></ul>Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    27. 27. Neural genesis
    28. 28. Epigenetics</li></ul>Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    29. 29. Prepare
    30. 30. Process</li></ul>Deep <br /><ul><li>Perception
    31. 31. Creativity
    32. 32. Traps</li></li></ul><li>The Leader’s Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />22<br />Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    33. 33. Neural genesis
    34. 34. Epigenetics</li></ul>Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    35. 35. Calming
    36. 36. Exercise
    37. 37. Sleep
    38. 38. Socialization
    39. 39. Giving</li></ul>Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    40. 40. Prepare
    41. 41. Process</li></ul>Deep <br /><ul><li>Preference
    42. 42. Perception
    43. 43. Creativity
    44. 44. Traps</li></li></ul><li>Healthy Thinking<br />Supercharging your mind.<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />23<br />
    45. 45. Neural Plasticity<br />A Little Brain Science<br />Connectomics<br />Epigenetics<br />Supercharging Your Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />24<br />
    46. 46. Supercharging Your Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />25<br />
    47. 47. How to Become Smarter<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />26<br />Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    48. 48. Calming
    49. 49. Exercise
    50. 50. Sleep
    51. 51. Socialization
    52. 52. Giving</li></ul>Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    53. 53. Neural genesis
    54. 54. Epigenetics</li></ul>Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    55. 55. Prepare
    56. 56. Process</li></ul>Deep <br /><ul><li>Preference
    57. 57. Perception
    58. 58. Creativity
    59. 59. Traps</li></li></ul><li>How to Become Smarter<br />Fertilizing the mind.<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />27<br />
    60. 60. How to Become Smarter<br />Become Awareness<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />28<br />The single strongest theme we heard in our interviews was the need for MBA students to cultivate greater self-awareness. <br />“…The more an MBA understands his or her impact on others and vice-versa, the more effective he or she will be."<br />
    61. 61. How to Become Smarter<br />Awareness<br />Be aware <br />Be nonjudgmental<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />29<br />
    62. 62. How to Become Smarter<br />Self Awareness<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />30<br />
    63. 63. How to Become Smarter<br />Self Awareness<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />31<br />Be Empathic<br />
    64. 64. How to Become Smarter<br />Accept Strengths and Weaknesses<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />32<br />Analytical<br />Visionary<br />Procedural<br />Harmony<br />
    65. 65. How to Become Smarter<br />Do Exciting Things<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />33<br />
    66. 66. How to Become Smarter<br />Eat (right)<br />Weight ratios<br />Food ratios <br />Antioxidants<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />34<br />
    67. 67. How to Become Smarter<br />Exercise<br />Cleanses<br />Energizes<br />Smartens<br />Endures<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />35<br />What Is the Best Exercise?<br />
    68. 68. How to Become Smarter<br />Sleep<br />Good for memory<br />Naps can make you smarter<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />36<br />
    69. 69. How to Become Smarter<br />Calm Minds Stay Smarter<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />37<br />Prefrontal Cortex Thickness(mm)<br />Meditators vs. Non-Meditators<br />
    70. 70. How to Become Smarter<br />Care About Friends<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />38<br />
    71. 71. How to Become Smarter<br />Just Give<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />39<br />
    72. 72. How to Become Smarter<br />Happiness Brings Success<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />40<br />Happy workers have higher levels of productivity, produce higher sales, perform better in leadership positions, and receive higher performance ratings and higher pay. They also enjoy more job security and are less likely to take sick days, to quit, or to become burned out.<br />
    73. 73. How to Become Smarter<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />41<br />
    74. 74. The Leader’s Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />42<br />Deep <br /><ul><li>Perception
    75. 75. Creativity
    76. 76. Traps</li></ul>Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    77. 77. Calming
    78. 78. Exercise
    79. 79. Sleep
    80. 80. Socialization
    81. 81. Giving</li></ul>Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    82. 82. Neural genesis
    83. 83. Epigenetics</li></ul>Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    84. 84. Prepare
    85. 85. Process</li></li></ul><li>Deep Thinking<br />Knowing how you think makes a big difference.<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />43<br />
    86. 86. Deep Thinking<br />Story a Value Added Outcome<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />44<br />
    87. 87. Deep Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />45<br /><ul><li>Perceptual Distortions Yield Bad Thinking</li></li></ul><li>Deep Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />46<br /><ul><li>Overcome Perception Distortions</li></ul>$90<br />$5<br />
    88. 88. Deep Thinking<br />Create and Link (Lots of) Ideas<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />47<br />Lateral Thinking<br />
    89. 89. Deep Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />48<br /><ul><li>Most Common Mental Traps
    90. 90. Distrust
    91. 91. Stress
    92. 92. Framing
    93. 93. Sin of Certainty
    94. 94. Ambiguity</li></li></ul><li>The Leader’s Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />49<br />Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    95. 95. Prepare
    96. 96. Process</li></ul>Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    97. 97. Calming
    98. 98. Exercise
    99. 99. Sleep
    100. 100. Socialization
    101. 101. Giving</li></ul>Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    102. 102. Neural genesis
    103. 103. Epigenetics</li></ul>Deep <br /><ul><li>Perception
    104. 104. Creativity
    105. 105. Traps</li></li></ul><li>Decisive Thinking<br />A system to put it together.<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />50<br />
    106. 106. Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />51<br /><ul><li>Circumstances Rule</li></li></ul><li>Decisive Thinking<br />Decision Circumstances<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />52<br />Complexity<br />Information<br />Deadlines<br />
    107. 107. Decisive Thinking<br />Cultivate a Thinking Network<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />53<br />Self<br />Network<br />Cabinet<br />Powerful<br />Network<br />Wisdom<br />
    108. 108. Decisive Thinking<br />Network Wisdom<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />54<br />Modern Network Collectives<br /><ul><li>Email distribution lists
    109. 109. Webcasts
    110. 110. Podcasts
    111. 111. Social networks
    112. 112. Prosumers
    113. 113. Wikis
    114. 114. Crowdsourcing</li></ul>Fishing Tools:<br />7x quantity<br />2x complexity<br />
    115. 115. Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />55<br />
    116. 116. Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />56<br /><ul><li>Be aware
    117. 117. Identify the issue
    118. 118. Imagine a value-based result
    119. 119. Identify boundaries
    120. 120. Select resources</li></ul>Prepare<br />Learn<br />
    121. 121. Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />57<br /><ul><li>Identify & reduce the facts
    122. 122. Find down-side risks
    123. 123. Stream and link many ideas
    124. 124. Rank alternatives by criteria</li></li></ul><li>Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />58<br /><ul><li>Make a trial decision
    125. 125. Story a pre-mortem
    126. 126. Commit</li></li></ul><li>Decisive Thinking<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />59<br /><ul><li>Run a post-mortem
    127. 127. Learn</li></li></ul><li>Be a Winner<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />60<br /><ul><li>Accept free will to make changes
    128. 128. Live like we are designed to live
    129. 129. Embrace your process</li></li></ul><li>Be a Winner<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />61<br />Be aware<br />Sleep<br />Nourish<br />Exercise<br />Calm <br />Develop whole-brain skills<br />Do interesting things<br />Enjoy lots of friends<br />Engage your system<br />
    130. 130. Be a Winner<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />62<br />Clear<br /><ul><li>Awareness
    131. 131. Calming
    132. 132. Exercise
    133. 133. Sleep
    134. 134. Socialization
    135. 135. Giving</li></ul>Healthy<br /><ul><li>Neural plasticity
    136. 136. Neural genesis
    137. 137. Epigenetics</li></ul>Decisive<br /><ul><li>Analyze
    138. 138. Prepare
    139. 139. Process</li></ul>Deep <br /><ul><li>Style
    140. 140. Perception
    141. 141. Creativity
    142. 142. Traps</li></li></ul><li>Be a Winner<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />63<br />Contact me at:<br />davebonini@comcast.net<br />
    143. 143. HYPERLINKS<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />64<br />
    144. 144. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />65<br />
    145. 145. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />The Mind’s Guidance System<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />66<br />Convergence<br />Divergence<br />Attention<br />Memory<br />cerebellum<br />
    146. 146. The Miracle and Magic of the Mind<br />The Mind’s Guidance System<br />10/1/2010<br />copyright 2010 Dave Bonini<br />67<br />New<br />^<br />Convergence<br />Divergence<br />Attention<br />Memory<br />cerebellum<br />

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