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The carrot and the stick: behaviours based on negative and positive emotions

The carrot and the stick: behaviours based on negative and positive emotions

A lot of our human behaviour is motivated by negative emotions, or “sticks”, such as guilt, fear, shame, or entitlement. These behaviours wouldn’t exist if they weren’t “useful” (in an evolutionary psychology sense), just like many other heuristics (or “biases” in the negative sense). However, just because things may be useful (instrumental in achieving specific …

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What an amazing third EAGxAustralia!

What an amazing third EAGxAustralia!

Everything has wrapped up with EAGxAustralia thanks to the help of my organising team and volunteers! All up we had 330 people attending the keynote, 180 participants across the weekend, 32 speakers, 30 volunteers, and a further 20 people at the retreat – but more important than those numbers was the 88% of feedback survey …

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What I've learned about charity fundraising while living on less

What I've learned about charity fundraising while living on less

As promised, here’s the next instalment of what I’ve learned living on less. If you haven’t yet read the prequels this may make very little sense to you. Go read them first. I’ll wait. I’ve already discussed some of the parts of fundraising relating to people’s psychology so without further adieu here’s what I’ve learned about …

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What I've learned about poverty while living on less

What I've learned about poverty while living on less

As promised, here’s the next instalment of what I’ve learned living on less. If you haven’t yet read the prequels this may make very little sense to you. Go read them first. I’ll wait. Without further adieu here’s what I’ve learned about poverty during my first 23 days of living on less to help raising money for highly effective poverty-alleviation charities. …

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What I've learned about food while living on less

What I've learned about food while living on less

As promised, here’s the next instalment of what I’ve learned living on less. If you haven’t yet read the prequels this may make very little sense to you. Go read them first. I’ll wait. Today I’m covering off what I’ve learned about food during my first 22 days of living on less to help raising money for highly effective poverty-alleviation …

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What I've learned about people while living on less

What I've learned about people while living on less

As promised, here’s the next instalment of ‘what I’ve learned living on less‘. If you haven’t yet read the prequel and the pre-prequal this may make very little sense to you. Go read them first. I’ll wait. Today I’m covering off what I’ve learned about people during my first 21 days of living on less and raising …

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What I've learned living on less

What I've learned living on less

It’s day 20 of my living on less challenge and so far I’ve averaged $1.79 per day for my food, taken 3 train trips and been a passenger in a car four times. I’ve raised an AUD equivalent of ~$1,140 to support some of the most effective charities helping to improve the lives of people …

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Which charities am I supporting?

Which charities am I supporting?

As you may know, I’m living on less than $2.50 during February to raise money to help end extreme poverty. I thought I’d expand a little on who the charities are and why this matters. The charities I’m supporting are not simply band-aids. They all have a proven effectiveness in both effectively saving human lives …

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