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Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory

We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a strategy at a high level. However, despite these skills, General Motor ...
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Breakthrough Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar Energy in Half

What's the Latest? Renewable energy startup Glint Photonics has created a new material that, when used to cover photovoltaic cells on solar panels, can capture more energy with less infrastructure, greatly reducing the total cost of harvesting the sun ...
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Bill Nye: How Finding E.T. Will Change the World

NASA researchers recently announced that life beyond our planet will be discovered in the next twenty years. Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite “Science Guy,” an educator, scientist, and the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization that promotes space exploration,  stoppe ...
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Brainstorming Doesn't Work: Try Brainwriting at Your Next Meeting

What's the Latest? Sociologists have long recognized certain problems with brainstorming: shy individuals may resist entering the arena although they have potentially revolutionary ideas and the ideas proposed first hold an undue influence over the direction of the d ...
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You Use All of Your Brain: Debunking the 10% Brain Myth

What's the Latest? The new sci-fi thriller "Lucy", written by Luc Besson and starring Scarlett Johansson, has rekindled the popular notion that humans only use a small portion of their available brain power. In the film, that portion is a meager 10%. So when Johansso ...
Full article at: Big Think 6 hours ago

Seriously, Many Ivy League Students Have No Soul

SERIOUSLY, though, many Ivy League students have no soul. That said, what's the big deal of having no soul when it got you into Harvard or Yale? You can’t have petty moral issues in high society; elites simply see the greater picture anyway; that suffering, inequality, and injus ...
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Cusack on the Senses

"I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don't trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen." - John Cusack Image ...
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Rather than Rage, It May Be Better to Hold Your Anger In

What's the Latest? We all sometimes feel the need to vent our anger but acting on that feeling might adversely affect your health. Biologists who have studied the physiological experience of anger say that the body interprets the emotion as a threat, taking fat ...
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Women Are Lied to More in Negotiations than Men

What's the Latest? A study which constructed a faux business deal has found that women are more frequently lied to in negotiations than men. Added to that, men are more likely to be given insider information. Conducted at the Universities of Berkeley-California and Pennsylvan ...
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Does Your Workout Say Something About Your Social Class?

What's the Latest? Could different exercise routines mirror social differences like political party affiliation or level of education? When author Daniel Duane began seriously lifting weights at the age of 40, his friends and even his wife struggled to understand hi ...
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