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Be suspicious of stories

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 Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives -- and our messy, complicated irrational world -- in terms of a simple narrative.
(Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

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About stories, mental laziness, cognitive biases, manipulation

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Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, July 15, 9:46 AM

Anyone who practices mindfulness is very intimately familiar with "the storyteller". What Tyler Cowan talks about in the excellent TEDx talk could be quite upsetting to some people who haven't been deep in their practice. Very good! 

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8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the most baffling problems currently facing science.
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A good lesson of humility :-)

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Bernard Ryefield's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:15 AM

Science is always advancing (and putting itself in question), just too slowly for some; give it time (and efforts). The article is presenting some of the most interesting questions in brain science, some of them having huge implication: what if there is no free will ? In that case, better have philosophical arguments ready to answer this question: what we collectively do of it (just think about the judicial system) ?

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:42 AM

Neuroscientists cannot explain how incoming sensations get routed around such that they can be translated into subjective impressions like taste, color, or pain. Or how we can conjure a mental image in our minds on demand.

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The Illusion of Control: Are There Benefits to Being Self-Deluded?

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Do people always overestimate how much they control their lives?
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This effect will have to be renamed the illusion of futility. In other words: when you have high control, you underestimate how much what you do really matters.

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More thoughts on Critical Management Studies

In the last post I began to outline some of the similarities and differences between complex responsive processes and critical management studies (CMS) following Hugh Willmott’s keynote at th...
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Why Leaders Should Care About Cognitive Neuroscience

Why Leaders Should Care About Cognitive Neuroscience | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

I recently spoke to Michael Gazzaniga, who is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Empathy as a Facilitator of Cognitive Emergence in Complex Social Systems

Empathy as a Facilitator of Cognitive Emergence in Complex Social Systems | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Now, I would certainly not place my work on a global scale, yet along with tremendous gratitude for the opportunity, I do see a small bit of irony. On the one hand, disruptive change is afoot in al...
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David Holzmer's comment, November 28, 2011 4:46 PM
Michel, Thanks for picking this up. It's very appreciated and I hope you find my work of interest. Kindly, David
David Holzmer's comment, November 28, 2011 4:48 PM
Philippe,
Thanks for picking up this blog posting. I hope you enjoyed my work and your support is very appreciated.
Kindly,
David
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The NeuroSocial Network

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Social neuroscience is a rapidly growing discipline that examines the relationship between the brain and social behavior.
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Why diverse viewpoints are critical in dealing with complexity

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What are some of the rules of thumb for getting yourself into the right mind-set to deal with complexity?

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What are the most important cognitive biases to be aware of

RT @bakadesuyo: What are the most important cognitive biases to be aware of?
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Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly

Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The way you present yourself can have a profound effect on the way you act. A little effort put into your clothing can make you think a certain way and have a positive—or negative—impact on your performance.
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L'habit fait le moine...

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Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:34 PM

Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly 

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Le non-verbal : écoutez avec vos yeux

Le non-verbal : écoutez avec vos yeux | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Ecouter les mots, mais aussi tout ce qui n'est pas dit, tout ce qui n'est pas conscient, tout ce qui est caché derrière la communication non-verbale, n'est-ce pas cela vraiment être à l'écoute de l'autre ?
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Tout l'art de la calibration fine et de la présence à l'autre

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Systems Thinking as a Spiritual Practice

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David Peter Stroh hits the nail on the head with his recent post on the relationship between systems thinking and spiritual practice on the Leverage Points Blog.  Our ways of seeing and ways of being are profoundly affected by our interior condition.  Many aspects of systems thinking are deeply aligned with the wisdom of many spiritual traditions.

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Very interesting and inspiring paper!

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Les liens faibles, moteurs de notre diversité informationnelle ?

Les liens faibles, moteurs de notre diversité informationnelle ? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Les chercheurs de Facebook, menés par Eytan Bakshy, ont publié une nouvelle étude s’intéressant à comment les gens recevaient et réagissaient à l’information dans le cadre du réseau social. Une étude qui nous invite à “Repenser la diversité de l’information dans les réseaux"

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The role of cognitive biases in project failure. The same thing will happen with the European and Italian rehabilitation projects in particular?

The role of cognitive biases in project failure. The same thing will happen with the European and Italian rehabilitation projects in particular? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

There are two distinct views of project management practice: the rational view which focuses on management tools and techniques such as those espoused by frameworks and methodologies, and the social/behavioural view which looks at the social aspect of projects – i.e. how people behave and interact in the context of a project and the wider organisation. The difference between the two is significant: one looks at how projects should be managed, it prescribes tools, techniques and practices; the other at what actually happens on projects, how people interact and how managers make decisions. The gap between the two can sometimes spell the difference between project success and failure. In many failed projects, the failure can be traced back to poor decisions, and the decisions themselves to cognitive biases: i.e. errors in judgement based on perceptions. A paper entitled, Systematic Biases and Culture in Project Failure, by Barry Shore looks at the role played by selected cognitive biases in the failure of some high profile projects. The paper also draws some general conclusions on the relationship between organisational culture and cognitive bias. This post presents a summary and review of the paper. 


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Cognitive Biases in Times of Uncertainty

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We live in a world of increasing pressure and uncertainty, driven in large part by digital technology infrastructures. These marvelous infrastructures bring us unprecedented connectivity and opportunities to better ourselves.
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Ph.D. Dissertation on Conscious Leadership in Action

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Barrett designed an integral methodology to study integrally-informed leaders working in sustainability. His Findings differentiate amongst leaders who work on the system (Strategists), with the system (Alchemists) and as the system (Ironists).


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The Psychology of Sharing

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At it's core, I believe that utilizing social media for marketing is nothing more than content distribution in a way that encourages two-way communication.
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Anxiety & the Quest for Certainty

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 “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition that impels us to unfold our powers.”    Erich Fromm

Most of us would agree that whatever we d...
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