Jonas Höglund

Explorer - In search for harmonious way of living, Ressult Ltd
Åre, Sweden

About Jonas

Bio

Now - my time is coming to an end, lets make the best of it!

Languages

English, German, Spanish, Swedish

An idea worth spreading

Hapiness

I'm passionate about

Self developement, Outdoor activities, Imrpoving others lives, Finding harmony

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Jonas Höglund
Posted 4 months ago
Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree
I wasn't talking about technical progress (even though I believe it will solve technical issues too), but the movements towards greater awareness and interest in our future that the younger generations lead. The last three generations have moved 70% of the planets population into democracy and more (see Hans Rosling here at Ted). Also read Kahneman for a better understanding in how we percieve the world. And start talking to the young and inspire them to greatness!
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Jonas Höglund
Posted 5 months ago
Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree
It is pessimistic, and I wonder if you believe that it is getting worse or that leaders are just maintaining a status quo? I see a lot of movements across the world that work towards a more open and allowing business and political life, and I am believe that we are always progressing, with maybe a few, short lived drawbacks. Change works with time!
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Jonas Höglund
Posted about 1 year ago
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
Great talk,especially when you think of how easy it is to increase motivation. Regarding some comments bellow: He is not talking how to motivate yourself, but how to motivate others. So as a manager you would want your employees to be as motivated as possible, and pay is not the only way to do this, just one way. And a meaningful job is as important In none of his examples were anything done for free (except parenting), not even the IKEA-assemblers since the price of IKEA furniture is cheaper. Some might claim that in the cookie dough example people did it for free (they even paid) but most people also compare effort/time and money and this creates an idea of real value.
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Jonas Höglund
Posted about 1 year ago
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
I agree with both of you. I think that the idea is balance. But he is not talking how to motivate yourself, but how to motivate others. So as a manager you would want your employees to be as motivated as possible, and pay is not the only way to do this, just one way (note that nobody did anything for free, not even the IKEA-assemblers). I think that a meaningful job AND reasonable pay AND meaningful free time = happy people! This said, as a manager you can and should try to control the first two, the last one is much harder!
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Jonas Höglund
Posted about 1 year ago
Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake
My problem seem to be that I can take both sides in an argument and people think that I am only doing it to argue. But I think that is how I learn. Recently though I understood that to be able to argue in a non-destructive way you have to be able to listen. And I never really listened before. And that takes practice, in my case therapy :)
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Jonas Höglund
Posted over 1 year ago
Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!
Although I like the idea of home-schooling I think that it is better if we can change the system. Schools are one way of giving everybody the same (or more equal at least) chance in life. So even the kids without support from home can be given the chance of a better future!
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Jonas Höglund
Posted over 1 year ago
Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!
The educational system fails because those running it are politicians with ideas of how a school should be run, but they have no scientific data and research to support their beliefs. In Sweden (but probably applicable in most places): Schools are (mostly) run by principals put there by politicians who have no clue (thus hiring people without a clue) and the same politicians set up the rule-book that is based on 200 year + principles. It is like running healthcare with the bilbe as a guide.