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News on Optimism

Optimistic stories are captured by the news

Paulson’s 2010 Video Logs for February 25-March 3

Hope you are enjoying my daily video logs as much as I enjoy doing them. You’re certainly getting a daily window into what a speaker and author actually does that is worth documenting. Here’s my ninth YouTube post of...

Optimism Helps Stimulate a Positive Immune Response

A new study by psychological scientists Suzanne Segerstrom of the University of Kentucky and Sandra Sephton of the University of Louisville studied how law students’ expectations about the future affected their immune response and concluded from their research that...

Position for the Right Careers Provides an Optimism Advantage

Position for the Right Careers Provides an Optimism Advantage

On the farms of Illinois, my great uncle, Harvey Swanson, used to provide his share of homespun wisdom. One of my favorites was, “It’s easiest to ride a horse in the direction it is going!” That is a lesson...

Academy Awards Honor Resilient Characters Worthy of Respect

Academy Awards Honor Resilient Characters Worthy of Respect

Whether it was Precious, the story of a young woman trying to find her way out of abuse or The Blind Side chronicling a family’s support of a young man’s dream and climb out of poverty, this year’s Academy...

Amazing “Grace” Turns $180 into Funding a $7 Million Dream

Amazing “Grace” Turns $180 into Funding a $7 Million Dream

Grace Groner was like many who lived through the Great Depression. She knew the value of money; waste not, want not. She would get many of her clothes at garage sales. She’d walk everywhere instead of buy a car....

Tiger Woods Can’t Earn Trust with Words…He Can with Actions over Time

Tiger Woods Can’t Earn Trust with Words…He Can with Actions over Time

Before Tiger Woods’ statement today, I wrote the following comment in Peter’s Shankman’s blog that made the point the “We need Tiger more than he needs us:” “Tiger would be wise to say, ‘I know I can’t win...

America’s Optimism Is Based on Our People not Politicians

According to USA Today’s survey reported February 15th, (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-02-16-optimistic-decade-americans_N.htm), what makes Americans optimistic about our country’s long-term history is our belief in the strength and will of our people. That belief outweighs our confidence in President Obama, 35% to...

Nido Qubein Personifies Optimism in Action

Nido Qubein has a powerful ability to focus others on missions that matter. He makes a difference by highlighting the “why” on the way to getting people excited about delivering the “how.”

Schuringa’s Quick Action on Flight 253 Is a Life Lesson in Optimism

   Optimists live the action imperative. Do you?    It wasn’t the billions spent on counterterrorism programs, airport security or terrorist watch lists, it was alert and courageous passengers and crew members who prevented disaster on Northwest 253’s Christmas Day...

Intuit CEO Brad Smith Shares Insights on the Case for Optimism for Business Week

Intuit CEO Brad Smith in his comments on the case for optimism for Business Week states that he is more "opportunistic" than "optimistic."

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