Feb 7
Life after Redundancy (2)

Continuing the theme of career and personal change, here’s an excellent book for anyone contemplating the possibility of a new career: Career Detection: Finding and Managing Your Career by Brian McIvor. It covers everything from identifying your transferable skills and benchmarking your expertise to dealing with rejection and creative alternatives to the CV. It’s part […]

Jan 10
Choice and Well-being

Doing some research today I stumbled upon this lecture ‘The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less‘ by a leading expert on choice and its relationship to well-being, Barry Schwartz. According to Schwartz, Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, a little choice is good for you, it can increase your sense […]

Oct 17
The Paradox of Choice

In the developed world, choice is taken for granted, it’s generally considered to be A Good Thing. Naturally you might therefore assume that having more choice was A Better Thing, but would you be right? Next time you go supermarket shopping, take a few minutes to have a long hard look at the shelves in […]