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For most people, they are likely to have different types of coach at different times and stages of their life. I had many different sports coaches as a kid, and they were exclusively amateurs sharing knowledge as volunteers. This week I got a coach: many people my age seem... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Last night I was awoken by a mosquito. The warning ZZZZZZZZ announcing her1 arrival came out of the night. I dislike mosquitoes for many reasons: my skin has an allergic reaction to their bites and I have malaria, so as far as I am concerned, they are the species... Read More
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Greg Becker
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You can get guidance from unusual sources. We have taken guidance from many places. In past columns we have written of the influence and inspiration we have received from behavioural economists, philosophers, thinkers, futurists, entrepreneurs, Nobel prize winners and more. Poets have influenced us as well.

Empathy

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Greg Becker
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In mathematics, proving something is rigorous. There can be no exception. In physics today, something can be regarded as “proved” if the observations can be shown to be the result of randomness with a probability of less than “5 sigma”, or roughly 1 in 1.744m! It could be argued,... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Our brains have always been pretty key to who we are - even if we don't understand them much. Neuro-scientists are making great strides in our understanding, and complementing the work of psychologists and psychiatrists who have been developing insights from different perspectives.

But it's a young

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Greg Becker
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Empathy - the ability to understand and share the feelings of another - may have been around forever - but it has never been as widely known and talked about as sympathy. Sympathy is probably more well known, especially the 'understanding between people; common feeling' meaning (and... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Data Point

Many people caution against the use of anecdotal evidence: making inferences based on a single piece of information is dangerous. A single data point has the power to disprove a theory, but by itself it is not enough to prove a point! Here are some reasons why:

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Greg Becker
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Your heart beat changes all the time. It goes up when you are excited, doing exercise or when you take certain stimulants, and goes down when you relax.

Your heart beat has a 'resting rate' - which is the lowest it will be on anyone... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Each of these three calcualtors that have been set up to run in an iframe are displayed in a block of coloured area so you can see the dimensions of what they have been set up to be.

The code to access the iframe is as follows:

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GetGuidance Team
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Randomised controlled trials (RCTs - and "randomized" in the US...) have been used in medicine to isolate the impact of interventions for decades. The approach is necessary because we percieve benefits very easily - even from placebos. The benefits of getting better answers to important questions is not... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Without being too melodramatic or seemingly negative, everybody has problems. I would go so far as to say that a person without any problems has the problem that their life could change - which means that even those without problems have at least one problem!

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Greg Becker
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Pope Francis has been made Time magazine's Person of the year for 2013 and many seem to be getting guidance from him. As the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, and as the chief of staff managing more than 400,000 priests, he has influence. He's leveraging the... Read More

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Greg Becker
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A recently heard a friend of mine telling his friends about GetGuidance.com. He did so saying that the company is a "great idea ... it aims to reduce the costs of financial services, which is about as good as reducing taxes." It got me thinking...

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Greg Becker
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Money matters
Nelson Mandela Madiba Tata

Nelson Mandela inspired many, and he did so in many ways. For me, he showed me how to be compassionate, the benefits of forgiveness and the fruitfulness of a leader who uses his power to play a long term game for the benefit of all. He touched... Read More

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Greg Becker
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Facebook post thin girl

I wound up having an unusual discussion with a friend of mine yesterday. A friend of his had made a post on Facebook: The boys will like this page!1, with a picture of a very thin girl in a revealing pose luring in viewers. My... Read More

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Greg Becker
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