In Search of Lost Listening

What does listening imply? The ability of virtually anyone to meet their needs by employing technology has raised the following issue. Everyone who wants to express themselves has to face increasing competition for an increasingly unavailable resource: the limited attention of the interlocutor. One of the main functions of listening is validation. This issue is… Read More In Search of Lost Listening

The Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

When you have a team of people working in task-oriented activities, such as specific projects requiring phases and deadlines, it’s essential to use a few necessary tools. Intrinsic motivation is the one that makes people act on their own initiative. It makes them happy and proud to be working on a particular project or for… Read More The Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

“The Art of Personal Branding”, or Sometimes, a “Pen” is Just a Pen. But Sometimes It Isn’t.

“Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar“ Sigmund Freud According to Alfred Korzybski [en, wiki], the greatest epistemologist of the XXth century, in his work “Science and Sanity” [complete book, en, HTML index, pdf chapters], for example, in the case of the word “pen”, when I take it in my hand, and I say: “This… Read More “The Art of Personal Branding”, or Sometimes, a “Pen” is Just a Pen. But Sometimes It Isn’t.

The Art of Listening Others. Version 2.1.

Suppose certain simple truths do not circulate and do not nourish digital people’s lives. In that case, it is because nobody listens to these simple truths, although they are tweeted, posted, googled, embedded, linked, mashed-up, youtubed, chain lettered and I must admit, in some very, very special, more rare cases… pop-up-ed (rarely pop-under-ed). Nobody respects… Read More The Art of Listening Others. Version 2.1.

Across-Messages Communication

True communication dissipation indicates a full tank of thought, a provisional suspending of present certitudes, but also keeps attention, lucidity, and presence. However, contrary to true communication dissipation, digital fun buttons [en, blog] create and impose attention external to oneself. That is, like once upon a time within the previous century, the case for web 1.0… Read More Across-Messages Communication

“Soul” File is Write-Protected. Are You Sure You Want to Delete It?

The avatar civilization [en, blog] may characterize the whole style of our digital era by what is now perceived through instant multi-messaging: a paradoxically stone-like state, which allows us, even more, conditions us (as the freedom to which we have become captive on our way to embrace it [en, video]) to be in one particular… Read More “Soul” File is Write-Protected. Are You Sure You Want to Delete It?

Actually Living Communication. Between Investing and Spending.

It seems this happiness – which is also an admirable (self-)knowledge instrument – has been long forgotten. And it has been forgotten, mainly because the digital people, a.k.a. “aware people”, don’t know how to treasure their fellow man, and not so much the fellow man, but the fellow man nearest to them. They don’t respect… Read More Actually Living Communication. Between Investing and Spending.

Respect

Today I’ve decided to write about something a little bit more abstract and significantly impacts each of our lives. So my notion of respect might be rather particular. I think each person, as a human being, deserves respect as a default right. Of course, rights can sometimes be suspended, but never a priori. I do… Read More Respect