Meu pai, meu patrão

My Father, My Boss
How family conflict can bring down the family business. The primary reason they go belly-up has nothing to do with economics, and everything to do with family relations.

Psychology Today
May 01, 1994

You think dealing with your family once a year at the holiday dinner table is difficult? Try working with them.

Family businesses are an important part of the U.S. economy, but the primary reason they go belly-up has nothing to do with economics. It has everything to do with family relations, according to the Family Business Advisor.

Emoções nas tomadas de decisão

We All Want to Be Young (leg)

Uma excelente visão das últimas 3 gerações. Dá para se ter uma idéia da revolução que estamos vivendo

Vc seria mais feliz se fosse mais rico?

Would You Be Happier If You Were Richer? A Focusing Illusion
by Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
May 2006

Most people believe that they would be happier if they were richer, but survey evidence on subjective well-being is largely inconsistent with that belief. Subjective well-being is most commonly measured by questions that ask people, “All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?” or “Taken all together, would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?” Such questions elicit a global evaluation of one’s life. An alternative method asks people to report their feelings in real time, which yields a measure of experienced happiness. Surveys in many countries conducted over decades indicate that, on average, reported global judgments of life satisfaction or happiness have not changed much over the last four decades, in spite of large increases in real income per capita. While reported life satisfaction and household income are positively correlated in a cross-section of people at a given time, increases in income have been found to have mainly a transitory effect on individuals’ reported life satisfaction. (1-3) Moreover, the correlation between income and subjective well-being is weaker when a measure of experienced happiness is used instead of a global measure. This article reviews recent evidence that helps interpret these observations.

Milionários que não se sentem ricos

In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich
NY Times
August 5, 2007

MENLO PARK, Calif. — By almost any definition — except his own and perhaps those of his neighbors here in Silicon Valley — Hal Steger has made it.

Damon Winter/The New York Times
“A few million doesn’t go as far as it used to.”
NAME Hal Steger AGE 51 NET WORTH $3.5 million CURRENT JOB Marketing executive

Damon Winter/The New York Times
“The pressures to spend more are everywhere.”
NAME Tony Barbagallo AGE 44 Net Worth $1.5 Million CURRENT JOB Product management

Mr. Steger, 51, a self-described geek, has banked more than $2 million. The $1.3 million house he and his wife own on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is paid off. The couple’s net worth of roughly $3.5 million places them in the top 2 percent of families in the United States.