August 30, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The surprising link between curiosity and Dopamine

For years, I have been wondering about how curiosity evolved. It may be a silly question. After all, curiosity brings all sorts of benefits, especially when it comes to making us more creative. But if you look back millions and billions of years to when the first life was evolving, there was real danger to […]

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August 25, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Dunbar’s number

How many people can you meet in your lifetime, and could you potentially keep in touch with? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? After all, there are people on Facebook with thousands of friends, or millions of instagram followers. According to research by anthropologist Robin Dunbar, the number is actually likely closer to about 150 individuals. This is […]

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August 23, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

REST: The Art of Doing Less

I know you are super busy, so I am going to keep this book review super short.

Why do I know you are super busy? Because you are living in the age of information overload and, unless you are in a coma, traction, or jail, you are very likely feeling…

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August 23, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The danger of “should”

Just because you are female, young and enjoying life does not mean you cannot be a strong leader.And the recent controversy around Sanna Marin says a lot about the problems and biases still preventing women achieving equality.It all comes down to the most dangerous word: “should”. In the past week, the Prime Minister of Finland, […]

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August 18, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Future of Integrated Smart Technology: Gaming & Entertainment

Smart technology has the power to dramatically alter consumer trends, social norms, and the way we interact with the world around us. Over the last 30-some years, we’ve seen the creation of the internet, Photoshop, portable GPS, mobile broadband, and Google Search. Within a short period of time, each of these inventions has significantly shaped

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August 15, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What impact does a Hybrid working model have on performance?

Since the pandemic began, many companies had to allow their people to work remotely for the first time. While it was not always a comfortable start with new technology and ways of working [“You are still on mute, Nick…”], many employees immediately saw the benefits of being able to work from home rather than being […]

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August 15, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Drives Creativity?

If you have 23 minutes to spare and want to get some insights into what drives creativity (and what gets in the way), I invite you to click this link and listen to Gil Hanson’s interview of me on his BE YOUR BEST podcast

Gil is a master facilitator…

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August 10, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Getting more curious: Research shows that curiosity can be enhanced

Curiosity has long been linked to being more creative. Along with being open to new experiences, being curious makes it more likely that you discover new and interesting knowledge which can then be combined in a creative way. A 2019 meta-analysis of 2,692 individuals showed that there was a strong positive link between being more […]

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August 5, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Speed may feel like progress, but Velocity gets you to your target

Too many startups and scale ups today think that the way to success is by being fast. Especially, by growing fast. Speed is king. You need to be the first to market, even if you do not know what your business model is yet. “Move fast and break things” But if you look at making […]

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August 4, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Sun Tzu on Preparation

“Every battle is won or lost before it is fought.” – Sun Tzu

What challenge or opportunity is coming up for you that will require a higher level of preparation than you usually make? What extra effort are you willing to make in order to prepare? Wh…

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August 2, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Future of Integrated Smart Technology: Sports & Safety

Smart technology has the power to dramatically alter consumer trends, social norms, and the way we interact with the world around us. Over the last 30-some years, we’ve seen the creation of the internet, Photoshop, portable GPS, mobile broadband, and Google Search. Within a short period of time, each of these inventions has significantly shaped

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