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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

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How top-down attention, feedback loops, and daydreaming play into the science of success.

The question of what it takes to excel -- to re

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More affirmation that reflective practice is the way to learn.

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Using ‘polarity thinking’ to achieve sustainable positive outcomes

Like yin and yang, polarities are interdependent values that support each other; here’s how this knowledge can be used to improve health care

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Polarity Thinking in healthcare

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Managing intractable problems: the neuroscience of polarity thinking

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Linda Ray looks at how some problems just can't be solved, only managed.  What we know about the brain sheds light on the importance of polarity management at a time when we need more and more crea...

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Human Capital | Brainwaves For Leaders

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Posts about Human Capital written by NeuroCapability

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Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

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We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious...

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Vulnerability Hangover: Stop The TMI in Biz Storytelling

Vulnerability Hangover: Stop The TMI in Biz Storytelling | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Your story needs to be told! But learning when, how, and to whom you share it will make your presentation better, and your audience happier.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 22, 5:14 PM

In this post by Michelle Mazur makes a rare but very valid point about storytelling -- you share too much information because the story is still too raw.


In today's business world when everyone is shouting that telling your story will create trust, likeability, relationships, yadda yadda, it's refreshing when someone yells "Stop!"


Mazur shares with us experiences of "vulnerability hangovers", what they are, when they happen, and what to do about them. 


This is a must read for any leader or business owner who is out there sharing their stories. Self disclosure is one thing. Sharing too much information (TMI) is another. Great storytelling is knowing how to walk that fine line and Mazur has good tips for us all.


Stop shooting yourself in the foot. Go read the article now to see if you are over-sharing, and how to reign yourself in for way better/more effective business storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The Dawn of System Leadership

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The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader - the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership.


At no time in history have we needed such system leaders more. We face a host of systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and their hierarchical authority structures. Problems like climate change, destruction of ecosystems, growing scarcity of water, youth unemployment, and embedded poverty and inequity require unprecedented collaboration among different organizations, sectors, and even countries. Sensing this need, countless collaborative initiatives have arisen in the past decade - locally, regionally, and even globally. Yet more often than not they have floundered - in part because they failed to foster collective leadership within and across the collaborating organizations.



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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 23, 9:12 PM

There's a lot to like in this article and much to contemplate. I particularly like the 3 core capabilities of see the large system, further reflection and more generative conversations, and shifting from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future.

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 25, 7:13 PM

"System leaders like Baldwin and Winslow understand that collective wisdom cannot be manufactured or built into a plan created in advance. And it is not likely to come from leaders who seek to “drive” their predetermined change agenda. Instead, system leaders work to create the space where people living with the problem can come together to tell the truth, think more deeply about what is really happening, explore options beyond popular thinking, and search for higher leverage changes through progressive cycles of action and reflection and learning over time. Knowing that there are no easy answers to truly complex problems, system leaders cultivate the conditions wherein collective wisdom emerges over time through a ripening process that gradually brings about new ways of thinking, acting, and being.


For those new to system leadership, creating space can seem passive or even weak. For them, strong leadership is all about executing a plan. Plans are, of course, always needed, but without openness people can miss what is emerging, like a sailor so committed to his initial course that he won’t adjust to shifts in the wind. Even more to the point, the conscious acts of creating space, of engaging people in genuine questions, and of convening around a clear intention with no hidden agenda, creates a very different type of energy from that which arises from seeking to get people committed to your plan."

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Becoming a systems leader: capacity building at its best.

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Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team

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The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates.2 Increasingly, the barriers too are well known: a mix of cultural factors, ingrained mind-sets, and stubborn forms of behavior, including a tendency to tap a much narrower band of women leaders than is possible given the available talent pool.


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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, February 6, 9:13 AM

Definitivamente se necesita más mujeres en el ámbito tecnológico, de paso que se simplifica el código ;) 

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, February 7, 4:56 PM

Balanced communities involve both genders, whether that's at work or outside.  We have created an unbalanced world in business and I wonder if this is reflected in the current instability?

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 8, 9:34 PM

When you own your own business you don't have to wait for anyone to promote you.  You promote yourself.

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Are Your Change Leaders Managing Traffic?

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What’s missing from change management initiatives is air traffic control, a system to harmonize all the myriad efforts taking place

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Don Dea's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:05 AM

Spatial awareness—the ability to build, mentally, a three-dimensional picture of where each aircraft is relative to the others and to foresee any potential conflicts.

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Five Steps to Effectively Managing Organizational Change ...

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Five Steps to Effectively Managing Organizational Change · Database. Database Development. An organization is, quite simply, any group of individuals who come together to try to achieve mutual goals by means of a ...

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Managing organizational change management

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Change management is tough
Managing organisational change management is tough, but part of the problem is that there is little agreement on what factors most influence transformation initiatives.

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“Empathic Communication: The Missing Link” - Free to Download Tomorrow

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Lisbeth Holter Brudal introduces her newly-translated version of her book, “Empathic Communication: The Missing Link”. This is a book tackles how we relate to each-other through empathy and communication.

 

Empathy - the ability to recognize other people’s feelings and intentions - is an innate ability. To communicate - to participate in dialogue, seek contact, and engage in interaction with others - is an innate need. There is strong evidence that the ability to empathize is partially linked to a specific type of nerve cells in the brain, called “mirror neurons.” Neurobiological research shows that our mirror neurons make it possible for us to replicate and recognize other people’s feelings and intentions.

 

The cells also affect our capacity for self-reflection. The innate potential for empathy can be developed early in through the caregiver’s ability to communicate, build a relationship, and meet the child’s inner need for contact.The book describes a special communication tool, empathic communication, built on this understanding of communication.


“Empathic Communication” will expand your ability to understand and care for the ones you love the most. It tackles difficult conversations in the event of a loss or a tragic change in the lives of others. This book allows you to respond in empathy and dissolve confusion created by communication barriers.

Lisbeth Holter Brudal’s “Empathic Communication” will be free and available for download on Amazon for 5 days (01/12/2015 – 01/16/2015) at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PA0SWB4. “Empathic Communication” has a 5 star rating on Amazon.com. Here’s what some people are saying:

 

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Culture of Empathy Builder: Lisbeth Holter Brudal

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New Year's Resolutions | How I plan to drink better in 2015.

New Year's Resolutions | How I plan to drink better in 2015. | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Unlike the big-picture resolutions I routinely fail to stick to—lose weight, help more around the house, get a better job (Is that even possible?)—this year, I’m hoping I can actually keep some of my resolutions by making them wine-related. Here goes.

Finish Racking the Cellar Drink More BroadlyGet DirtyListen More and Talk Less [...] read more, click on the photo

 

 

 


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Startups: 10 Barriers To Change That Limit Entrepreneur Growth

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#OneIdea -- Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who think the most creatively, not only in their initial product or service, but more importantly all through the stages of growth from startup to maturity.


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Change Impetus's curator insight, December 23, 2014 2:09 PM

Status quo thinking may be "risk averse", but then again, nothing new comes from routine actions.

 

A good read.

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A teacher’s plea to bosses: Give us ‘time and autonomy to create solutions’

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Ask a teacher about his/her job, and you will hear about the lack of planning and collaboration time. Here's why it is so important.

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Jay Roth's curator insight, June 23, 2014 8:55 AM

Autonomy: a neuroleadership element (David Rock's SCARF model) and a characteristic of motivation without incentives (Daniel Pink's DRIVE)

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Law of Polarity

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Law of Polarity http://ho-oponopono-explained.com/universal-laws/law-of-polarity/


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How Can Daydreaming Improve Goal-Oriented Results?

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Daydreaming gives internal meaning to the pursuit of external goals.

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Uma Sundaram's curator insight, February 23, 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the book "The Circle of 9 muses"

 

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 8:10 AM

The need to take a story and put it into an appropriate avenue of communication is important especially if innovation can let us be better storytellers and engage others more effectively.

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The importance of storytelling for leadership!

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Uma Sundaram's curator insight, February 23, 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the book "The Circle of 9 muses"

 

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 8:10 AM

The need to take a story and put it into an appropriate avenue of communication is important especially if innovation can let us be better storytellers and engage others more effectively.

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The importance of storytelling for leadership!

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Corporate Innovation in a Numbers Driven World

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In his recent Forbes article, Neil Howe suggests that the shared leadership of Boomers and Gen Xers is a key driver behind the current risk-aversion behavior we see in the corporate environment.

This risk-aversion further challenges corporate entrepreneurs (aka intrapreneurs), and the execution of innovation driven projects, especially disruptive innovation ones. Here are some suggestions on how you can win support from your Gen Xer leadership and even engage millennials, who are eager to innovate and become intrapreneurs!

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Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

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Google’s hiring chief  says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process . So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of...

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Managing Change: What Neurscience Teaches Us About Burning Platforms | Ability Success Growth

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Unlocking the CEO within

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Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory : Concepts For Managing Change

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Through The Lens Of Complexity Theory : Concepts For Managing Change | #management #whitepaper 


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Meet the American Who Helps Us Understand French Culture

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By Jeet Heer

In 1970, in the Vietnamese city of Cao Lanh, not far from the festering border with Cambodia, Corporal Arthur Goldhammer learned his first crucial lesson about the relationship between translation and reality. Trained in Vietnamese by the army, Goldhammer was tasked with translating reports from spies and interviewing Viet Cong defectors. As he collated these reports and stuck pins on a map to trace out supposed enemy troop movement both in Vietnam and Cambodia, Goldhammer concluded that much of what he was being told was “invented out of whole cloth” by cynical locals with no special loyalty to or love for the American mission. Goldhammer’s superiors were little interested in whether the reports were true or not. They were happy to take credit for engagements with fictitious foes. The folly of translating dubious reports was a microcosm for the larger absurdity of the war. 

Translators have to grapple not just with language but also the reality that stands behind words: that’s the lesson Goldhammer learned in Vietnam, one that he’s been able to apply under happier circumstances as a crucial cultural broker between France and the United States. “I’ve always thought of myself as a translator whose speciality is not only in language,” Goldhammer explained in a Skype conversation, his voice still parched and scraggy from a bout with cancer he survived in 2012.

Goldhammer is the major importer of French writing into the United States. Over the course of three decades, he has translated more than 100 books, some from classic authors like Alexis de Tocqueville, Emile Zola, and Albert Camus but many more from specialized scholarly like the historian Georges Duby, the literary theorist Julia Kristeva, or the classicist Giulia Sissa. Last year, Goldhammer has been in the news for his widely praised translation of Thomas Piketty’s surprise best-seller Capital in the 21st Century, which has sold more than 650,000 copies. 

More recently, he's been an invaluable guide to French politics and culture in the messy aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. In both his blog French Politics and his published articles, he's become an essential bridge between North America and France. Writing for Al Jazeera, for instance, he included Charlie Hebdo in "an old Parisian tradition of cheeky humor that respects nothing and no one. The French even have a word for it: 'gouaille.' Think of obscene images of Marie-Antoinette and other royals, of priests in flagrante delicto with nuns, of devils farting in the pope's face and Daumier’s caricatures of King Louis-Philippe, whom he portrayed in the shape of a pear." 

Many, including the author of Capital himself, are full of praise for Goldhammer’s lucid, elegant translation. “I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am to Art for the wonderful translation he has done,” Piketty told me in an email. “I made virtually zero change, this was just perfect immediately, and it reads so much nicer than everything I could ever have written with my bad english.”

David Bell, professor of French History at Princeton, writes, “Arthur Goldhammer is without a doubt the world's leading translator of French nonfiction into English. He is peerless. To a greater extent than any other translator, he combines a perfect, fluent, idiomatic command of French with a deep knowledge and appreciation of French culture and history, an impressive familiarity with the main currents of thought in the social sciences and humanities on both sides of the Atlantic, and, not least, a graceful writing style in English.”

  

As Goldhammer admits, his path to becoming a translator was a “checkered” one. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey in 1946, the grandson of a doctor and son of an engineer, Goldhammer initially planned on following the family tradition of working in the sciences. He started studying at MIT at age 16, at first focusing on physics but increasingly tugged by the austere beauties of mathematics. “I had switched in my sophomore year from physics to math because I thought physics was too ‘messy’ and physicists took too many liberties with pristine mathematical logic,” he says.  

Evident even in his undergraduate days were the two threads that would dominate his life: Francophilia and a persistent tendency to flee from the academic imperative to specialize.

The 1960s were the golden age of Francophilia in America. In everything from student radicalism to sexual liberation, France was an older sister who always seemed two steps ahead of its Anglophone sibling Republic. In his philosophy courses Goldhammer encountered the existentialists and via New Wave filmmakers like Francois Truffaut he acquired “a yearning for a certain Gallic flavor in life, a kind of engaged insouciance that I didn’t find at home.”

In the summer of 1968, Goldhammer and a girlfriend travelled to Europe. Breathing the post-revolutionary élan of Paris in the aftermath of the May 1968 uprising deepened Goldhammer’s Francophilia. “I found the engagement of intellectuals in politics and the higher level of political debate compared with the U.S. to be quite exhilarating,” he says. 

The visit to France ended up sending Goldhammer to Vietnam. Since he travelled in Europe, the draft board decided he was no longer eligible for deferment as a graduate student. Goldhammer was already anti-war, but was unwilling to claim conscientious objector status or flee to Canada. “I didn’t want to serve, but I also felt that in a democracy it was wrong to use dishonest means to escape the draft, even if it meant serving in a war of which one disapproved,” he says, adding, “I no longer think this.”

Because of his proven language skills in French and his ability to play a musical instrument (Vietnamese is a tonal language) he received translator training. While in military training, Goldhammer joined the massive anti-war protest that rocked Washington, D.C. on November 15, 1969.

Vietnam, Goldhammer says, was where he “began to think politically” and also realize that “devotion to pure science…was an evasion of the messiness and illogicality of existence.” He started reading Marxist scholarship intensely. After his tour of duty, he received an Army Commendation Medal for his service, “mainly for my excellent grammar and typing skills.”

Given an early discharge to finish his graduate studies, he completed his PhD at MIT, writing a thesis on “Cobordism Operations in Topological, Piecewise Linear, and Differentiable Manifolds.” In the 1970s, he claims, differentiable manifolds were a fashionable subject. Despite this thesis and two years teaching Math at Brandeis, Goldhammer already decided that a professor’s life wasn’t for him. He wanted to write fiction and live in Paris. Translating scholarly works provided him with a niche that allowed him to pursue both his literary ambitions and his love for French culture.

From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, often while living in France and working as a translator, Goldhammer worked on a long novel called Shooting War, based on his Vietnam experiences and inflected with a Saul Bellow-esque sense of the inevitable clash between the luftmensch and the street smart. His inability to find a publisher for this novel is “the great disappointment” of Goldhammer’s life. After he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, he decided to self-publish the book “in case I don’t survive and at least the text will be available.”

 

Translation always involves stylistic choices, ranging from extreme literalism to wild free-style improvisation. These decisions aren’t merely linguistic but invariably entangled in politics and philosophy. Literalism in translation is often favored by cultural conservatives trying to return to some irrecoverable primordial paradise: think of Vladimir Nabokov’s Eugene Onegin, the many translations done by the students of Leo Strauss, or Robert Alter’s rendition of The Pentateuch. In transposing Pushkin’s poem into an English syntax that mirrored as closely as possible the Russian original, Nabokov was surely trying to negate his exile from his homeland. An even more radical denial of history fuels Straussian translations, where a focus on the narrow dictionary-meaning of words and aversion to contextual explanation is upheld as the only way to be faithful to great philosophic texts.

Conversely, free-style adaptations—Christopher Logue’s “account” of The Iliad being a prime example—are showcases for a translator’s verbal prowess but unreliable as renderings of the original. 

As a translator, Goldhammer tries to find a pragmatic middle-ground between literalism and freestyle. The goal is to be faithful to the contents of a book but also find a style for it that works in English. For Goldhammer, Derrida’s famous adage “there is nothing outside the text” is of little use to a translator. To translate both non-fiction and novels, Goldhammer contends, “You need a familiarity with French culture. You need to do work that goes well beyond and outside the text to in order to translate inside the text. It’s part of my work as a translator to read up on a subject. When I take on a book in a new area of history in which I haven’t worked before I read other texts in both French and English that deal with a similar subject or subfield.” 

By this criteria, a good translator, someone fluent in different cultures and intellectual traditions as well as different languages, has to be a polymath as well as polyglot. As Ian Malcolm of Harvard University Press notes, “Translators working with complex ideas need an intellectual hinterland, and Art's is vast. He can move from translating a book in the heart of the humanities one day to translating advanced economics and mathematics the next, and with an equally deep understanding of text, context, and history‎. ‎It's not everyone who can write about modern art or Dionysus who has a PhD in mathematics from MIT.”

Malcolm describes Goldhammer’s range and depth of knowledge as “superhuman.” It is undeniable that Goldhammer is imposingly erudite, sometimes frighteningly so. Going over my emails over the last few years, I’ve found a note from him comparing the social theories of Karl Polanyi and Alexis de Tocqueville, a paragraph on how the phase “compositional effect” migrated from the physics of magnetism to the social sciences, a small disquisition on recent revisions in the scholarship of same-sex practices in Ancient Greece, among countless other recondite topics.

Given his polymathic range, has Goldhammer made the best use of his formidable brain-power by being a translator? He quotes the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, who once said that “translation has always been dog’s work—never well paid and seldom if ever bringing the translator any glory." Financially, translation has only made sense as a career because of Goldhammer’s marriage, in 1983, to Dr. Stephanie Engel, a psychiatrist.

“I became a translator because I wanted to have more control over my own time than the life of a professional mathematician or professional scholar would have permitted,” he says. “Sometimes people say ‘you’re a polymath’ but I say that’s the positive way of looking at it. The negative, I’m a dilettante and have never settled down to one thing. There are plusses and minuses. I would like better a world in which there are more people like me who are free to range across a number of areas. Perhaps we’d have more productive public discussions if there were people who had fairly advanced knowledge of more than one thing and we weren’t helpless in the face of specialists who say ‘this is the truth and you have to accept it because I know more than you do.’ The world as it is is not very tolerant of such people.”  

Perhaps describing Goldhammer as a translator, while accurate enough, is simply insufficient. In many ways, Goldhammer’s cultural services go well beyond translating. The case of Piketty is instructive. As George Ross, a professor at Brandeis University, notes, Goldhammer has been “in part responsible as impresario” for the Piketty phenomenon. I first became cognizant of Piketty a few months before the English translation was released, thanks to Goldhammer’s enthusiasm. Based on Goldhammer’s arguments for the importance of Capital in the 21st Century, I floated the idea of doing a “Piketty for the Complete Dummy” popularization. As it turned out, Piketty didn’t need such a sale’s pitch since he was capable of winning readers on his own. “I may have had some part in Piketty’s success because I talked the book up and brought it to the attention of a number of journalists,” Goldhammer admits. Behind the scenes, Goldhammer has been a daunting advocate on behalf of Piketty, challenging what he sees as misinterpretations of Capital. 

Goldhammer’s ad hoc work as a publicist for Piketty shouldn’t surprise us if we appreciate that any translation above the level of a crib involves a personal connection. It’s not an accident that Marguerite Yourcenar had the English translation of The Memoirs of Hadrian done by her lover Grace Frick or that Nabokov’s friendship with Edmund Wilson was shattered by arguments over the Pushkin translation.

“Translation is like forming any kind of human relationship.” Goldhammer notes. “When you meet a new person you think it might be a friend, you are still sometimes wary, you are not completely familiar with the kinds of exchange you are going to have with this person, so you are more cautious at the beginning. Caution is one of the things a translator has to overcome.”


Jeet Heer is the author of In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman. He is also the co-editor, with Chris Ware, of the ongoing book series Walt and Skeezix, reprinting the Gasoline Alley comic strips of Frank King.

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and hope for a better world - julie ali

http://readingchildrensbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/12/never-give-up-hope-dear-yukoners-if-you.html

 

and hope for a better world
but work for it as well
for the hell you are in
will only alter
if you choose this new world
begin where you are
and keep going
don't give up
and don't give in
yes it is terrifying
to work for change
but do not expect
anyone to come and help you
there are disasters


and hope for a better world
but work for it as well
you cannot see the blue skies of Alberta
digging in a pit with the bodies of strangers all around
you must decide to do what small works
that you are able to do
and then looking
neither to the right
nor to the left
you begin the work
that you don't know how to do
others will come
to help you out
they will summon up their small cache of energy
to tell you the way    then magical events will happen
for when you work hard the wheel of fortune turns
and you receive what you never expected

and hope for a better world
but work for it as well
the players will do what they will
to further the corruption of our society
the leaders will open and close their mouths
like fish in a fish bowl
the followers will follow
as the cloned cells of a monolayer that will never alter
but adhere to the same surface of conformity
only a few citizens will be brave
and alter what is by their sacrifices
the masses are stupid
and addicted to debt
the media panders to their stupidity
every level of government is dumbed down machinery
we have the quality control leaders lauding their own failures
to provide oversight   as is the AER so is the AHS
and only one thing is evident to me
we have criminals in charge
of the justice system


and hope for a better world
but work for it as well
never give up hope
speak up when required
and then act in the family for change
your children can be the change that you are looking for
show them the traps
that are laid for them
and ask them to work hard
for those among us who are defeated and maimed
tell them the way to freedom
is in their brains
and in their mouths
tell them that deferred gratification is ignored
by the society
but it is a discipline
worth courting
teach them that the one they live with is the one they should love
tell them what they do to others
is what will be done to them


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