From an Ars Technica article: You’re less likely to lie if you sign your name before filling out forms
An interesting essay on being the CEO by Ben Horowitz. The ideas he suggests for managing your own psychology as a CEO also appears useful in general. The following stood out for me:
Focusing on things that need to be done and not focusing on things that bring your project down can help you finish your project and not go crashing into a wall :-).
People enjoy going to the max…
From here. It seems intuitive when you read it…apparently setting a maximum limit on what someone can do of something sort of encourages them to attempt to reach that maximum.
Unless we have a reason for being active we choose to do nothing – an
evolutionary vestige that ensures we conserve energy.
From here. I am thinking of collecting observations like these about humans that can help “hack” our behaviors towards “betterment”. For example this observation could be used to design activities like exercise or eating in a manner that will encourage us to “good” behavior.
Will tag such observations as “hack-thought”.