Month: April 2011

Happiness Really Is Contagious

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal cited research that showed our social networks—family members, friends and acquaintances we regularly interact with—strongly influence how we feel.  For example, when one person is happy, the members of their social network are 25% more likely to be happy.  Furthermore, this influence can even spread though online…

How To Attract A Crowd

I attended a party recently where one of the guests was intent on bragging about his latest exploits.  I watched as he moved from group to group trying to get people to listen to his story.  As soon as he started talking about himself, one by one, people in the group would excuse themselves and…

Attracting Luck

The Wall Street Journal recently carried an essay written by Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert.”  The essay contained some sound bits of wisdom on how to become successful based on his personal experienced.  One of his points was to “Attract Luck.”  Mr. Adams went on to say, “You can’t manage luck directly, but you…