An Interview With Tony Crabbe

BusyAuthor Tony Crabbe is no stranger to the world of busy-ness, which all are surrounded by.  Tony is “an organizational psychologist who works with multinational companies around the world, including PWC, Microsoft, News International, Disney, and the World Bank.”  Whether it is in business, social media, research, or managing one’s own day, many are busy or purport to be.  Is it always efficient busy-ness?  His book entitled Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much discusses this topic.

From its description:

“In the book, Crabbe outlines a unique, four-step approach to conquer stressed schedules and overwhelming obligations:

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Book Review – The Brain: The Story Of You

BookShot_The-Brain_smFrom his author description – “Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who specializes in brain plasticity, time perception, synesthesia, and the intersection of science with social policy.  He has authored over 90 scientific publications and holds several patents. He has also written two international bestsellers, the novel Sum and the non-fiction book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.  He is the writer and presenter of the companion PBS television series The Brain.”

His new book The Brain: The Story Of You and PBS Series about the brain encompass a great deal of detail regarding the inner workings of that which we use every day.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and here include 5 points from the many topics brought up in the text.  Also, thanks to Penguin Random House and Pantheon for the review copy.

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Dropout Prediction

“According to, dropout prediction tends to rise out of two major data points: how long a student waits before a deadline before working on a problem and how long a student spends on a course relative to her classmates.”

What do you do when you receive a task or opportunity in life?  Do you let it ferment for a little bit, go at it right away, or leave it until it is nearly uncomfortable to not give it your time?  Your standard response here is a predictor of whether you will do well or flutter away.

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Play With Life

Life is here for you to play with.  You’re meant to mess with it and see what’s good for you.

Filter out what you don’t want by doing what you do want.  That’s the only path to success.  Until you can do that, you are stuck.

Find your own joy.  This can’t be taken from you.  When you find it, power is in your hands, and noone elses.  Only head to others once you have found yours, or else you will come from a place of need.

Life is meant for the playful, the doing, the being ones.

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