The Economist
Economists are good at explaining the theory behind how business works. There are endless possibilities and the world is an oyster. Sometimes they feel a bit disconnected from the product itself and the marketing department.

The Old-Fashioned
Sometimes we need to deal with people who are used to tradition. They need to meet you in person, dress up for the occasion and follow formalities. It’s difficult to get them updated on recent technologies and they might judge you based on your status.

The Nerd
He knows all the technical jargon and gets the work done but he seems to live in a different dimension and it’s difficult to get his message across to team members and customers. …


Big companies do it better
As a newcomer you’ll be compared to big companies that have large teams and facilities. They have been on the market for years and have thousands of man-hours on their back. They monopolize the market and make it difficult for new ventures to succeed.

Others do more with less
In the rare chances where you have the right product and the right resources, others will always be surprised that you’re not succeeding and thinking that if they had those things they would be selling like madmen. …


The Pessimist
The pessimist thinks the world is against him and that somehow this will bite him back. He’s never willing to take risks or jeopardize his own safety.

The Hater
The hater is so resentful of the author that he instantly filters any words and spots all the bugs that might bring out the author’s inadequacies. He is so focused on attacking the person that he can’t even make a coherent answer related to the topic.

The Insecure
The insecure reader thinks the world is going to end, he wonders if he did something wrong or if he needs to work on some issue and he considers giving up on everything. …


In the middle ages kings and bankers invested heavily in geographic expeditions to expand their empire. When asked about their motives they mention scientific progress, education and spreading the message of god but in reality they invaded countries, wasted natural resources and enslaved natives in the name of profit.

Many academics would like to learn for learning’s sake but research requires funding. The ideology behind the project determines it’s success. For example, in the business of milking cows we could research ways to get more milk out of them or we could do research about how to lessen their suffering. …


Words can represent images or abstract concepts. When we don’t see images what we see is a maze of tunnels that lead to more words.

Language is the code behind the reality we experience. It doesn’t exist but humans created it and it became a maze of black lines that we must decipher.

The word is a symbol, an image or a sound. When things are labeled we have all three elements but many times we don’t and we must navigate through the maze to make the connections we need.

We’re used to writing in the corners of the page and this affects our mental processes. …


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William had been sleeping in his coffin for 200 years. He lived in a mansion built in dark gray stone in the mountain. He woke up with a lust for blood and went out into the city at night.

The closest town was Sommerville. The city used to be a farmer’s market in the middle ages and it had endured the civil war and countless invasions.

It sat in a most unlikely location where spiritual forces would manifest themselves. Pagan rituals were common and the people were awfully superstitious.

William was shocked at the vision of modern cars and outfits people were wearing. There was an underground club where the living dead used to meet. It had a pentagram symbol over the door and not many had access. William was recognized and he went down some stairs into a basement where the crowd was having drinks and music was playing. …


Today there are 20 times more americans working in research than in 1930 but their average productivity is 40 times less. The US economy had to double their research efforts every 13 years to sustain the economy.

The density of transistors on an integrated circuit has doubled roughly every two years since 1971, according to Moore’s law. But over 18 times as many researchers are required to maintain that regular doubling today than were in the early 1970s.

From the late 1700s until about 1950, productivity growth accelerated. Inventions such as the steam engine, electric lighting and penicillin made future inventors more productive. …


One Eyed Jack had just gotten a new job delivering food on his motorcycle. He didn’t make much but the tips were good. One time he and his friends jumped over a wall to play football on a private sports ring. A neighbour was guarding the property and started shooting them with a shotgun. The bullet hit him in the eye and his life was never the same again.

The treatments were expensive and he needed more money. He used to go to a pub to have some beers. That’s where he met Francis and Bill.

Francis used to be a mechanic and fix up some cars in his garage. One time they were drinking and an amazing white BMW parked in front of the pub. It was Walter, an old friend of Jack. Walter had come to order a cake for his son’s birthday and spoke to Jack for a bit. Jack told him about his new job and offered to deliver him the cake tomorrow. …


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Introdução

Áreas da Psicologia

  • Psicologia da personalidade
  • Psicologia comportamental
  • Psicologia biológica
  • Neurologia

A psicologia é a área da ciência que estuda a mente e o comportamento humano.

A psicologia pode-nos ajudar a encontrar respostas para várias perguntas tais como:

  • Porquê que umas pessoas são introvertidas e outras são extrovertidas?
  • Porquê que temos memórias da nossa infância e não nos lembramos do que comemos ao pequeno-almoço?
  • Porquê que algumas pessoas têm instintos assassinos?

Existem dois objetivos principais na psicologia: a prática e a investigação.

Na prática aplicamos o conhecimento para resolver problemas do dia-a-dia.

Na investigação tentamos obter mais conhecimento sobre como as pessoas pensam e se comportam. …


10 Ways to Make Money

Regular Jobs

A regular job will give you a stable salary and benefits like health insurance, paid vacations, overtime, unemployment pension, raises and severance. You also get access to facilities and equipment and team support.

Remote Jobs

With a remote job you can work from anywhere at the hours you want. You don’t have to worry so much about transportation and you get to use the latest collaboration technology.

Services

There are many services you can provide directly if you take appropriate training. You get the freedom to choose projects and clients and you have the opportunity of earning more.

Passive Income

You can build passive income by creating products, art, content or investments in stocks and property. You work less hours and your investments could earn you money for a long time after the initial work. …

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