Don’t be foolish | Mind Manipulation

Manipulating others is a best way to get what you want from others, but do you know people around you tricking some techniques to make you fool, and getting what they want from you.

First let’s talk about what is the mind manipulation, when it comes to decision making we have 2 systems in our brain. System 1 operates automatically and quickly, with little or no effort. System 2 allocates attention to the effortful mental model. People are using few hacks to not to allow us to use System 2 where we don’t think much and do what they want us to do.

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The Halo Effect, A type of cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person influences how we feel about their character. It’s also called “physical attractiveness stereotype” or “what is beautiful is also the best” principle. 

When we like someone we just ignore their bad quality and always appreciate them. If they make some mistake we always say, ah that fine, we all are human we make mistakes. we always follow their advice, without giving a single thought. At the workplace, bosses may rate the employees on the perception of a single characteristic rather than the whole of their performance and contribution.

You will notice this trick is used by politicians, celebrities where they have huge PR team to refine their image, so that you will feel attraction towards them.

Priming, Let’s start with an example first, If i expose a word to you “YELLOW” it will evoke a faster response to the word “BANANA” if you like fruits or “SCOOT” if you air travel a lot. If I write APPLE and ask you to fill in the gap GR_ _ _. most of the us will say GRAPE.

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This is the technique used for marketing to sell the product. You can hit Google and see there are thousands of studies on Priming, one of them which i like a lot is Music and Wine testing (Significant associations between the musical stimulus genre and participant change in wine selection).

The Hindsight Bias, Focus on the cartoon for 10 seconds and see you do you think about it.

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Tendency to look back at an unpredictable event and think it was easily predictable, I knew it is going to happen, i knew Trump is going to win the US elections. Nope you knows nothing, we all have people around us like this. You are trying to be an expert of something that has happened already, it can case distortions of our memories of what we knew or believed before an event occurred, also don’t trust people like this.

Thanks for reading it.

Clean Code | Introduction | Quick Notes

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A handbook of agile software craftsmanship by Robert C.Martin.

Writing clean code is what you must do in order to call yourself a professional, there is no excuse to do anything less than your best.

In this series of quick notes, I am going to share the quick notes from this book with you, So welcome aboard, let’s start with the introduction.

So think 2 mins, what is the valid measurement of code quality for you? The answer according to the book is funny but its WTFs/minute. haha 🙂 Now you can easily measure the quality of your code.

Next question will be, How to handle bad code? the answer is Craftsmanship. There are two parts of learning Craftsmanship: Knowledge and Work. It means you must gain the knowledge of principles, patterns and best practices and you must also grind the knowledge into your finders, eyes by working hard.

Yes, that’s why this book is divided into three parts.

  1. First will teach you principles, patterns, and best practices.
  2. Second, Case studies of ever-increasing complexity. Here you have to think and give the reason for making each change.
  3. Third, a list of heuristics and smells gathered while creating the case studies.

Thanks for reading this, I am also including what I like most and I must recommend this book to each and every person who is responsible for writing/reviewing code. For more just buy the book.

10 Ways To Make People Like You | Quick Notes

Currently I am reading one of the best book ever by Dale Carnegie – How to win friends and influence people and decided to share beautiful things that I found as quick notes. 

  • Become genuinely interested in other people, the only way to make genuine and long lasting friendship is to show interested and give respect to others.
  • Always smile, Smiles are free to give and have an amazing ability to make others feel wonderful.
  • Remember the person’s name, because people love there names.
  • Good listener, listen to them always maintain 80-20 principle (listen 80% and talk 20%).
  • Make other people feel important, give equal response to everyone. The golden rule is to treat other people how we would like to be treated.
  • Avoid the argument, because it does not matter if you win or lose as we always lose.
  • Never ever say you’re wrong better ask questions to them, so that they can realize it better.
  • If you’re wrong admit it quickly.
  • Call attention to people mistakes indirectly, no one likes to make mistake so scolding and blaming them only serves humiliate. Listen, share and discuss they will appreciate.
  • Talk about your mistakes before criticizing others.

Thanks for reading.

Make greatest impact for yourself ?

Introduce priorities, they are areas of focus where you make the greatest impact to achieve your best. Priorities will help you to focus on what is more important, how to organize and where to spend the energy.

Priorities are anything that you needs to be top of mind, they are dynamic means you are adding something, checking progress and then adjusting them.

So define what exactly we want to do, make a list and start working on it. Few things that really matter.

  1. Do what you can with what you have.
  2. Small things matter
  3. Something amazing
  4. Fight for someone rights
  5. Patience and go to the distance

Thanks for reading.

Focus on yourself | Quick Note

What will happen when we think about what is right with the people rather than what wrong with them?

There is three principal of strength-based development.

  1. The way in which you naturally think, behave or feel show your power and the potential.
  2.  Become the best, increase your understanding of your potential so you can develop.
  3.  Maximum productivity, gain by focusing on your potential and managing your weaknesses.

Exercise is write down “I use my strength every day” once with your dominant hand and then with the nondominant hand.

Completed ? now realize how did it feel? how much longer was it? Although you were able to complete but, it was a struggle.

There is a book called, The Clifton Strength Finder. A 30-minute survey that will identify your talents and find a common language to use and to support your strength-based approach.

Talk About it -> Name it -> Claim it -> Aim it.