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We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May
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Scientists: Rich People, Poor People May Have Shared Common Ancestor

Scientists: Rich People, Poor People May Have Shared Common Ancestor | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
ITHACA, NY—According to a study released this week by geneticists at Cornell University, substantial evidence indicates that rich people and poor people—disparate populations long thought to be entirely unrelated—may have once shared a s...
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A bit of satire from The Onion that I thought hit it's mark, questioning social attitudes... ;)
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Patients tell more secrets to virtual humans - Futurity

Patients tell more secrets to virtual humans - Futurity | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans, likely because they don't have the capacity to judge.
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Some very interesting implications to consider...

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Writing In The 21st Century | Edge.org

Writing In The 21st Century | Edge.org | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Approaching writing via a scientific understanding of the psychology of the mind... Good stuff! :)

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Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Inequality Is Not Inevitable | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Inexorable laws of economics aren’t tearing us apart. Our policies are.
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Surviving the post-employment economy

Surviving the post-employment economy | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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So what to do if all the assumptions have changed?

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RSA Replay - A World Beyond Markets - YouTube

How will the 'collaborative commons' transform our lives? Jeremy Rifkin, one of the world's most popular public thinkers and political advisors, argues that ...
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Again, an exploration of the way forward, approached from another direction...

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This Thing For Which We Have No Name | Edge.org

This Thing For Which We Have No Name | Edge.org | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Found much in this interview to consider; also some bits that were quite challenging. :)

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Jon Kabat-Zinn - "The Healing Power of Mindfulness" - YouTube

The Tucker Foundation and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center present Jon Kabat-Zinn "The Healing Power of Mindfulness" April 7, 2011 Spaulding Auditorium Dar...
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Great talk by Jon Kabat-Zinn on the topic of mindfulness... :)

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The evils of meritocracy | Philosophers' Mail

The evils of meritocracy | Philosophers' Mail | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Considering our notions of merit & success.. What do they look like? What do they mean? 

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Collared or Untied: Reflections on Work in American Culture

Collared or Untied: Reflections on Work in American Culture | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Start-ups offer unlimited vacation, but with the implicit understanding that you’ll bring your laptop with you. And there might be foosball in the office, but there’s also a fold-out couch so you d...
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A very thoughtful reflection on the evolving landscape of work... and of certain underlying fundamentals that don't seem to have changed.

Is that fundamental relationship a given? Is the perceived asymmetry of power between those doling out the money and those taking it a given? What influence might enculturation have in our realization & experience of American work culture as participants?

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Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Joe Henrich, Steven Heine, and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.
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Fascinating implications! Exciting times ahead for the social sciences... including economics & personal finance. Good stuff! :D

"Our economies hadn’t been shaped by our sense of fairness; it was the other way around...

... The most interesting thing about cultures may not be in the observable things they do—the rituals, eating preferences, codes of behavior, and the like—but in the way they mold our most fundamental conscious and unconscious thinking and perception."


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Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life

Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?
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This struck me as a study of the relationship between the design of our tools, in this particular case the cubicle, and the intent of those who deploy and use them. It seems to me that intent has a great deal of influence on the impact or effect that a design might have on us... 

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Here's a TED talk by Onora O’Neill that, for me, is very closely related when I think about the design and implementation of social tools. I think when we only talk or consider them on an ideal, abstract level, certain fundamental and important aspects can be overlooked or concealed.<br><br> ● TED - Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust: https://www.ted.com/talks/onora_o_neill_what_we_don_t_understand_about_trust<br><br>...;
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‘Slomo’

‘Slomo’ | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.”
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"And I would take a little reckoning..."   A beautiful piece of perspective... well worth the time to experience and ponder. :D

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Freakonomics » Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Freakonomics » Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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This Freakonomics podcast explores some interesting terrain on the topic of incentives and how they may, or may not, influence learning and behavior change.

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How to thrive in a world where change is constant

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As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what's to come is unhealthy and unhelpful. Here, he shares 8 piece...
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Suspect this will resonate w/ many of my colleagues :)

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Workers Will Move Up As They Age. But That Doesn't Fix Poverty.

One of the conservative lines on how to fix poverty is that you get workers into really bad poverty-wage jobs and then over time they can get promoted until their jobs are only moderately bad non-pove
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Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek) | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of...
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Considering consumer culture & the 40 hr workweek... 

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RSA Replay - Ha-Joon Chang on Economics - YouTube

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What is economics? In the second of our exciting series of events celebrating the return of the popular and accessible Pelican books, economist Ha-Joon Chang...
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The speaker, Ha-Joon Chang, speaks to whether regular people can understand economics, and I think makes a convincing case for why they should bother to do so. Good stuff! :)

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RSA Replay - The Contradictions of Capitalism - YouTube

One of the world's most respected public thinkers visits the RSA to explore the hidden workings of capital. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropo...
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Exploring our fundamental notions, experience, and the way forward... 

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One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky

One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Some of us are peaches, others are coconuts.
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I found some great food for thought in this piece (pun intended)... ;)

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Why Work-Life Integration Trumps Work-Life Balance

Why Work-Life Integration Trumps Work-Life Balance | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
One CEO makes the case for why integrating work into your life--and vice versa--is the future of the working world.
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An important facet in my private practice efforts as well... :)

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What’s Ikea for? Cultural Differences in Appropriate Behavior » Sociological Images

What’s Ikea for? Cultural Differences in Appropriate Behavior » Sociological Images | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Considering the social construction of our realities... and the opportunities. :)

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What Isn’t for Sale?

What Isn’t for Sale? | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag society.
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Considering the influence of market values & norms on our lives & society ... 

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Money as a Social Construction » Sociological Images

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So if money is fundamentally symbolic, what does it mean? :D

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You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are

You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Are you too busy? You should be, and you should let people know in a proud but exasperated tone. Like this, from an old colleague I recently asked for advice: “I would like to help but I can not. I am desperately trying to finish a screenplay and a talk...
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"It’s about showing status. That if you're busy, you're important. You're leading a full and worthy life." We try to signal our status to others not just through the clothes we wear & our other trappings, but also, perhaps, by how we wear our time... :)

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