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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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Confidence

One of the most apparently trivial but in truth crucial ingredients behind success is the thing we call Confidence. What is it, where does it come from, and ...
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The Pleasures of Community - YouTube

There’s a lot of pressure on us nowadays to make our individual lives interesting and splendid. But sometimes, the best experiences aren’t those connected up...
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Rather enjoyed this one... :)

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Status Anxiety - YouTube

Status anxiety is that fear we might get when, at a party, someone asks us what we do for a living. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http:/...
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How much of our own sense of personal meaning & value, and our meaning & value in the eyes of others, is founded on our jobs and financial success?

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Your Wallet or Your Life | Jacobin

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Nice perspective piece.

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Why Does Overthinking Sabotage the Creative Process?

Why Does Overthinking Sabotage the Creative Process? | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Too much cerebral thinking inhibits the creative powers of your cerebellum.
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A really interesting read about creativity and cognitive flexibility...

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The Next System Project at Left Forum 2015 - YouTube

We are in an era when systemic critique of the economic and political institutions of the United States is poised on the edge of mainstream consciousness: th...
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Raj Chetty, 2015 Lampman Memorial Lecture - YouTube

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) 2015 Lampman Memorial Lecture March 4, 2015, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison The ...
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"Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and Policy Implications"
 

Very interesting talk about big data research pointing to a causative relationship between childhood environmental factors (particularly segregation & education) and upward mobility. The presenter also explores policy implications suggested by the data.

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Sprout by HP Presents "Jane" (Full Length Commercial) - YouTube

With the revolutionary Sprout by HP with Intel Inside®, now anyone can easily bring their ideas to life and reignite the creative spark they had when they we...
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Hats off to the creative group behind this one! Bam! Right in the feels! ,':D

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Dirk Philipsen on GDP - YouTube

GDP is seen as the universal yardstick of progress and the highest goal of politics. But economic historian Dirk Philipsen argues that the world can no longe...
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Financial Literacy: Can It Be Taught? Should Colleges Even Try?

Financial Literacy: Can It Be Taught? Should Colleges Even Try? | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Many colleges offer such programs. But it’s tricky to tell whether they improve students’ decisions, now or in the future.
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A good perspective piece about our evolving understanding of teaching financial literacy and its relationship to behavior change and financial efficacy.

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Read: Misbehaving | pro libertate net

Read: Misbehaving | pro libertate net | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Normative vs positive economic theory, and how they affect our view & understanding of human behavior. 

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Wired for imprudence - RSA

Wired for imprudence - RSA | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Very interesting report from the RSA.  In addition to the useful information about these common behavioral hurdles they cite, I think that the authors present a perspective that converges with the one offered by the CFPB financial well-being report <http://goo.gl/kat5Ha>* from earlier this year on the topic of *financial education and its role in developing financial capability. And in this area, they similarly offered perspective about where there would be important opportunities for future research, including research that would study the efficacy of different pedagogical approaches to developing financial capability.

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Book Talk: Yochai Benkler on How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest - YouTube

Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler (The Wealth of Networks) is one of the world's top thinkers on cooperative structures. In his new book, The Penguin and the ...
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Implications? 

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Episode 2: What Makes Me? | The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 2: What Makes Me? | The Brain with David Eagleman | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Learn how our personality, memories and sense of self all emerge from neural activity in The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 2: What Makes Me?
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Another thought provoking episode! Good stuff! :)

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What the Luddites Really Fought Against

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Though the label is often used today as a pejorative for a kind of knee-jerk, unreasoned or irrational resistance to new technology, the Luddites actually had a perspective of and relationship with technology that I think many of us would find very relatable...

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Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method

With just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. That's the message from Josh Kaufman, author of The First 20 Hours. In the video above, he reveals the four steps to learning any new skill, fast.   The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . .… 243 purchased by readers • Gawker Media may get a commission $19.40 Buy Now Amazon
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For those still interested in learning how to learn, some interesting ideas to explore in here. ,':D

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Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness

Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
"One is forced to have fun in order to be well adjusted or at least appear so to others because only well-adjusted people are accepted as no
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Considering the fundamental notions & dynamics underlying our convention about work-life balance.

Raises some interesting questions... What ultimate purpose should leisure/life serve; what's its meaning? Why is a work/life dichotomy supposed to make any sense?

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Fighting for the Four Freedoms

If you believe we desperately need a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering the spirit…
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Should We Redesign Capitalism to Address Our Jobless Future? - Singularity HUB

Should We Redesign Capitalism to Address Our Jobless Future? - Singularity HUB | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
“There are more net jobs in the world today than ever before, after hundreds of years of technological innovation and hundreds of years of people predicting the death of work.... read more
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Considers alternatives to faith that rising yachts will lift all tides in the wake of tech disruption... ,':)

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The 15-Word Fix for Tragically Misguided Logic (Needism) | Big Think

The 15-Word Fix for Tragically Misguided Logic (Needism) | Big Think | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
A key thought experiment, the "tragedy of the commons," is widely misunderstood, especially among certain kinds of economists. Elinor Ostrom won a Nobel Prize for showing how irrational they can be. 
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Yes, this. Solving for the tragedy of the commons... only a problem if you willfully ignore or remove community standards/social controls on selfish behavior. ,':)

 

And when we choose community standards that not only normalize, but idealize, enable, and reward this kind of selfish behavior as an exemplar of success, then, yeah, we end up with a tragedy.... 

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Anand Giridharadas: The Thriving World, The Wilting World, & You - YouTube

Henry Crown fellow Anand Giridharadas delivers his keynote address, "The Thriving World, The Wilting World, & You," at the 2015 Aspen Action Forum. Recorded ...
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Outstanding... 

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Key & Peele - TeachingCenter - YouTube

Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching. Watch more Key & Peele: http://on.cc.com/1RUEbiW
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Brilliant bit of satire! ;D

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The Neuroscience Behind Hot-Headed Emails

The Neuroscience Behind Hot-Headed Emails | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
MURALI DORAISWAMY: It’s easy to lose one’s cool in the fast-paced, react-now, high-stress world of business—just look at the emails or tweets that have come back to haunt so many leaders these days.
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Interesting neuroscience insight & decision making tips.

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Webinar: Financial Education Exchange - YouTube

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For those interested in hearing more about the CFPB's report about financial well-being <http://goo.gl/kat5Ha>, they provide an overview of their findings and also explore some of those findings in a bit more depth during the kickoff webinar for the CFPB Financial Education Exchange. 

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John Lester on Twitter

John Lester on Twitter | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
As a proud member of the Globally-Working-Internet-Enabled-Tribe, this comic pretty much sums up my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/Uzbnp29u7d
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Brilliant. These are my people. :)

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