[Book Review] Courage to be Disliked

I just finished reading the last chapter of this book after fliping the first page two days ago. Considering that I normally take a month to read a book (just because skimming through is not my expertise), this book is easy to read and has a gripping story. Unlike the expectation implied from the title... Continue Reading →

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  Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up... Continue Reading →

Thank You Note

A hand-written letter sometimes speaks more words than talking. It was a great experience to serve as a student member of the honor council in an effort to keep the academic integrity of the school. It was a little bit of mixed feeling as well since it also means that my year at Carey is... Continue Reading →

Afterglow of the Eight Weeks

Today while I was working on the final prototype for our group's final presentation and found the purple-colored glue stick in my group's design kit, one thought suddenly sparked in my mind, "This tiny one must also be the invention from someone's design thinking". The little alteration in color has made our lives more convenient... Continue Reading →

W6: Feedback

Better-than-average-effect According to a study by Kruger and Dunning, it is proved that incompetent people tend to think they are better than the average while top tiers underestimate their ability. I thought it as an irony since if this is the case, not only competent people but also incompetent ones who read this paper might... Continue Reading →

W5: Social Pressure & Mindfulness

Individualism & Social Proof Individualism is important for creativity. However, it is difficult to maintain individualism when working in a group. In that sense, the experiment that was conducted to one participant to show a standard line and ask to choose the line with the same length (the image below) in the circumstance that the others respond... Continue Reading →

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