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The first step in preparing a persuasive speech:
 
Clear, articulated and stimulating presentation, many thanks.
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Downsized in one word: "PURPOSE".
There is a goal in each writing.
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Jedi Productivity 11 of 11: We need you. The Jedi must Prevail over the Evil Empire and why you matter

This post is part of the Star Wars Jedi Productivity blog post series.  There will be 11 posts coming weekly every Tuesday for… yes… just counted it… the next 11 weeks.  These posts will guide your journey from a wilful, novice young pretender who is…
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#InspiringMondays: 3 Questions for the Week

#InspiringMondays My entrepreneurial friend David Tomas has a mission.  He calls it #InspiringMondays.  His mission is to build a company culture that has people as excited arriving to work on a Monday morning, as most people generally feel when they…
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On this fine St Patrick’s day, as the Chicagoans and Bostonians dye their rivers green, I’ll be wearing a green tie, and here on the blog I’ll share with you four fine videos. A fine positive Ireland message and an Authentic Luke Kelly experience Scorn…
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Kurt Vonnegut on The Shapes of Stories

Kurt Vonnegut is an American writer (1922-2007) famous for his satire and humour in the face of desperate circumstances.  He has a wonderful theory on “the shapes of stories” – which he presents in the 4 minute video available below. Vonnegut’s 8 Rules…
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I haven't read his biography - but will look into that.  War POW...  Dresden...  wow... brutal situation.  I feel very lucky to be alive today, and not as a 20 year old in 1945.
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Relationship between happiness and age.
IMPORTANT: Do not compare one graph with the other, trend is relative to the country.  
Fascinating data. Relatively speaking (comparing the edges) I'm surprised US teens are not happier. Sadly the really good stuff is past the average life expectancy!  

My hypothesis is that if you live beyond 75, you are likely in better health, more financially well off and more likely to have that happiness upswing.

China and Lat Am (which is not a country if you are curious) are interesting. I wonder if that is because of the nuclear family structures were parents and grand parents all stay together and kids have deep responsibilities for parents, unlike in the western world. In India that is true as well, family responsibility carried by the kids.

Of course the most depressing graph (again, don't compare countries) is Russia. It starts very optimistic and then everything simply goes downhill.

The usual caveats about survey data, perhaps sampling bias etc apply.  Even with all that, fascinating data and food for thought. Interesting to reflect on your own life and consider how you would draw the curve/straight line.

PS: What is your theory about what is going on in the UK? I've not lived there. 

Data source, methodology etc: http://goo.gl/rPC8ty
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Looking at these graphs I am more wondered about what is going on with the average live expectancy in Latin American countries :). This is first.

Secondly, as a Russian I can explain why elder people here become less happy when they are getting older. The old people of these days are the people who was born in the USSR and they had another (more positive) expectation about their future than it apeared to be after collapsing of the USSR. To make sure that I am right, you can take a look at Germany. They have, in some sense, the same situation. The old people in Germany were disappointed after World War 2 but that generation are getting away. That is the reason why German graph becomes look more like US, UK, China and Latin diagramms.

In the UK nothing is going on. England and Europe (except Germany for the reason that I have already said) are the sattelites of the US. They graphs extremely depend of the US's situation. You can called all of them - the western world.

But it is just my opinion.
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Jedi Productivity 10 of 11: ”Luke! you switched off your targeting computer!” making time for yourself

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Jedi Productivity 9 of 11: Yoda’s first rule: Do or do not, there is no try

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professor at IESE Business School, entrepreneur and author. love running, sailing. father to a wonderful little girl.
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professor at IESE Business School, entrepreneur and author.
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One of the world's top BBQ chefs (according to my friend). On a global search for the world's best mozzarella. Used to own an ice-cream factory. Love sailing. Have taught over 3,500 people how to speak like a leader.
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    Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, 1991 - 1994
  • IESE Business School
    MBA, 2002 - 2004
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