One of the books that made an enormous impact on me is Thinking Fast and Slow, by former Israeli Nobel prize winner, Daniel Kahneman (I am on my fourth reading). Kahneman shows how most of our decisions are made intuitively or with little or no processing, relying on experience and presumptions we have built up... Read more »

The following is based on an article by Sergio DellaPergola in the American Jewish Year Book, 2019 as well as the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research. (DellaPergola was also a co-author of that study.) In 2019, the Core Jewish population estimate of global Jewry was 14,707,400, an increase of 100,000 over 2018. The Jewish population is expanding... Read more »

In the previous two blogs, we have looked at long-term burnout, and how to evaluate whether this requires a career change. In this blog, we look at how to prevent and to cure short-term burn-out. A. AVOIDING BURN-OUT Keep on Growing If you don’t feel that you are growing, professionally and personally, you will not... Read more »

In this blog, we discuss steps one should take when suffering from long-term burnout. An important book to read when considering change is Howard’s Gift, by Eric C. Sinoway (with Merrill Meadow). We have borrowed extensively from this book, amongst other sources, for this blog.  WHEN YOU STAY WITH YOUR JOB Call a Time-Out The... Read more »

A new buzzword is Hungarian-American psychologist’s Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow.” People are happiest when they are in a state of flow—a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation. Such a state requires several conditions. For example: Motivations: One is engaged in the acts because they are intrinsically rewarding, rather than... Read more »