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We all suffer from a profound case of “Idea Surplus Disorder” at Filament — and we think that’s a good thing. Here are some of those ideas we’d like to share with you.



MMM #13


Happy Monday. Welcome back, we hope you had a great weekend! 

The Idea:  To Stop Checking Your Phone, Use "Don't" and not "Can't"

“Don’t” is a declarative statement about what kind of a person you are. When you say you “don’t” do something you give yourself the power to have made the decision not to do that thing. When you say “can’t” it feels as though some external force is telling you you shouldn’t be doing this thing. The way human motivation works and the way human decision making works is that we do much better when it’s something that feels like it arises within us. We don’t like being told what we can and can’t do.

The Quote:  "The culture of an organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate." - Gruenter and Whitaker

The Video:  A masterclass in how to build suspense from Inglorious Basterds.