John Antonakis: Charisma matters

Let’s face it: charisma matters
John Antonakis


The riddle of experience vs. memory

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently.


14:20 What controls satisfaction:
– money
– goals
– spending time with people we like

Elizabeth Loftus

How reliable is your memory?
Elizabeth Loftus
TED Jun 2013

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics — and raises some important ethical questions.


Bouba/kiki effect

Bouba/kiki effect

The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929.

The presence of these “synesthesia-like mappings” suggest that this effect might be the neurological basis for sound symbolism


Expressive power of a language

Does It Taste As Sweet To Say ‘I Love You’ In Another Language?
February 1, 2014
For intimate expressions — praying, lying, expressing anger, showing affection, even cursing — our native language is usually our strongest, says Boston University professor of psychology Catherine Harris.

The Schwartz Value Survey

The Schwartz Value Survey (Schwartz, S.H. 1992)

It measures the values of individuals.
It includes 56 single-value items, representing 10 distinct motivational value constructs.
Respondents rate the importance of each value item as “a guiding principle of my life”, on a 9-point scale from 7 (“of supreme importance”) to -1 (“opposed to my values”)

On the first axis, Self-transcendence values (Universalism and Benevolence, i.e., values emphasising acceptance of others as equals and concern for their welfare) are opposed to Self-Enhancement values (Achivement and Power, i.e., values emphasising the pursuit of one’s own relative success and dominance over others).

A second axis opposes Conservation values (Conformity, Tradition and Security, i.e., values emphasising submissive self-restriction, preservation of traditional practices and protection of stability) to Openess to Change values (Self-Direction and Stimulation, i.e., values emphasising its own independent thought and action and favouring change).
The 10th value of Hedonism is located between the Openness to Change and Self-Enhancement axes.

The meaning of sense of coherence in transcultural management.
By Claude H. Meyer
Waxmann Verlag, 2011


List of Values

Life Orientation Test

Roleplaying as an empathy tool

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
TED 2008

As we become adults, we become much more sensitive to the opinion of others. We lose creative freedom.

We don’t take much creative risk

Symbols that remain people to be playful and is a permissive environment.

Playfulness helps us to get better creative solutions

opennes: exploratory play

one of those playful activities that as we get older we tend to forget and then we have to relearn

The 30 circles test

Purdue creativity test: how many uses can you find for a paper clip

this mescaline experiment. But really, it wasn’t the drugs that were important; it was this idea that what the drugs did would help shock people out of their normal way of thinking, and getting them to forget the adult behaviors that were getting in the way of their ideas.

construction play

Can we have rules about creativity?
brainstorming rules written on the walls:
– defer judgment
– go for quantity

It’s learning by doing

16:30 designers call it “thinking with your hands”

18:30 As kids go through the school system, it all gets taken away … they loose playful building mode of thinking

18:50 think with their hands

< 19:30 film canister: prototyping medium

building play. Role play (act it out)

When children play a role they … understanding the rules for social interaction

23:08 using roleplay as a way of creating empathy
roleplaying as an empathy tool

it is this code negotiation that leads to productive play