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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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China's cupcakes and Australia's Asia fear - Eureka Street

China's cupcakes and Australia's Asia fear - Eureka Street | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Looking at Australia from Asia, you quickly conclude that Australian approaches to the region are fickle and opportunistic. It's hardly news that the fastest growing economies and greatest opportunities for Australia are at our doorstep.
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Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer?

Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Obesity. Climate change. Brain drain. Tax havens. War in Afghanistan.

 

'Wicked problems':

 

'They are difficult to define, ambiguous, unstable, do not have one solution,and are beyond the realm or mandate of any one department or discipline.'

 

'.....Working in wicked territory [also] presents several issues for management education:

 

the need to instill integrative thinking (this may be through experiencing design thinking processes),

 

to build empathy in developing a human-centred approach to problem solving (by spending time with end-users, engaging in ethnographic methods),

 

and

 

to develop skills in boundary spanning (being able to communicate, respect and understand different worlds or business units).

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As it happened: Australia in the Asian century - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As it happened: Australia in the Asian century - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Julia Gillard launches the Government's Asian Century white paper and pledges to increase the focus on students learning a priority language from the region.

 

'The policy document sets out 25 objectives for Australia to take advantage of the Asian boom by 2025 which are divided into five key areas: the economy, education and skills, commerce, regional security and culture.

 

The Prime Minister described it as a road map for national success as Asia's unstoppable rise continues.'

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3 Science Questions to Ask U.S. Presidential Candidates | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

3 Science Questions to Ask U.S. Presidential Candidates | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

As you may already be aware from my previous posts, The Guardian U.S. and NYU’s Studio 20 journalism lab have teamed up to push a project ...

 

3 clusters of questions emerged:

 

The topic of greatest interest is Science Education – its value, its role in society,the role of federal government in regulating it, and the need for its reform and funding.

 

The second topic, with 18 questions focusing entirely on it, is Evolution.

 

The third most exciting topic, with 17 questions clearly and solely in thiscategory, is Climate Change.

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