Just Seven Things

Exploring why and how we do what we do, and how we can do it better


This blog takes its name from a couple of historic psychological theories, much challenged by further research and thinking. First is that the conscious mind represents only 10% of the capacity of the human brain. The second is that we can only ever hold seven (+/-2) items at any one time in short-term memory (George A. Miller, The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two, 1956)

Scientific America has revised the challenge, ‘ultimately, it’s not that we use 10 percent of our brains, merely that we only understand about 10 percent of how it functions’

My mission is to find out how it all works, and the impacts on self-management, leadership and business; how do we work as humans, and together in our society?

I am passionate about exploring and challenging mental & business models and heuristics. I want people to achieve maximum effectiveness and flow with the minimum effort required.

The core of everything I do in life is about trying to understand why and how we do what we do and how we can therefore do it better using cognitive science to get insight on our human species and our interactions as social creatures. The aim is to improve people’s lives.

In particular, my long-term passion is to investigate the relationship between the conscious mind and other-than-consciousness in relation to vision, goal-setting and more scientifically getting things done.

My name is Si Conroy and I tie the outputs of my investigations together with my work at Scarlet Monday and ConstantMentor.com

You can contact me about Just Seven Things on si@scarletmonday.com. Life mission at: www.siconroy.com. Photo by russgillespie.com

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