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Lillian Gilbreth, Organizational Psychology, and Industrial Management

The study of organizational psychology and industrial engineering is all about optimization. It’s about improving industrial efficiency by removing unnecessary complexity, simplifying tasks, and improving conditions for workers. Lillian Gilbreth (1878‐1972) was from Oakland CA, and she grew up a shy girl who excelled academically and went to college to obtain a masters and a …

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Being Unreasonable

The playwright George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” If this was simply true, success would just mean imposing your will on other people. That’s not progress. Creatives, innovators, and revolutionaries …

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