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Strategy, Storytelling, and Being a Detective

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How is business related to literature?  What cultural traits help us know more about our ventures?

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In an era where the quick fix is often celebrated, bringing in different perspectives to the table will only enhance the final decision making to be more focused and in the right direction.

Theory of Knowledge
This is a collection of pieces that are meant to stimulate thinking for our IB Theory of Knowledge class.  
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Problems with the ‘Scientific’ Dating of Sappho’s Midnight Poem

Problems with the ‘Scientific’ Dating of Sappho’s Midnight Poem | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
One of the greatest benefits of an education in Classics is that it teaches you two very important skills which serve you well no matter what field you happen to go into post-degree: critical thinking and source criticism. They work hand-in-hand, of course, and it is increasingly apparent that such skills are often lacking when…
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This Woman Wears Thousands of Swarming Bees—to Meditate

This Woman Wears Thousands of Swarming Bees—to Meditate | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Sara Mapelli, or the Bee Queen, dances with the insects to help people reconnect with nature.
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Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

http://www.ted.com Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are wove
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Czech Republic to be known as 'Czechia' - BBC News

Czech Republic to be known as 'Czechia' - BBC News | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Czech Republic wants to be known as "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.
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A Conversation With Whales

A Conversation With Whales | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
They surrounded the divers and started clicking — they seemed to be saying hello. Read and then take a swim with whales in a virtual reality feature.
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Bono: send Amy Schumer and Chris Rock to fight Islamic State

Bono: send Amy Schumer and Chris Rock to fight Islamic State | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
U2 singer reassures Senate subcommittee he is serious about using comedians to humiliate ‘goose-stepping’ Isis with the power of laughter
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Turkey's Erdogan files case against German comedian

Satirical poem read on TV by Boehmermann erupts into a diplomatic incident that catches Angela Merkel in a conundrum.
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​Inside a Billionaire’s New Interstellar Mission

​Inside a Billionaire’s New Interstellar Mission | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Yuri Milner is spending $100 million on a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation—and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking to help. In an interview with ​The Atlantic, Milner makes his case for star travel.
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Is Buddhism the Most Science-Friendly Religion?

Is Buddhism the Most Science-Friendly Religion? | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Here is some sad news, courtesy of the Pew Research Centers Religion & Public Life Project. Not only is there a growing gap between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to acceptance of evolution, with Democrats at a mere 67 percent and Republicans a paltry and horrifyingly low 43 percent.
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Austria Considers Law to Seize Home Where Hitler Was Born

Austria Considers Law to Seize Home Where Hitler Was Born | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Hitler himself paid no attention to the town of Braunau, but the fate of the privately owned home there has been debated since World War II ended.
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Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’

Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’ | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Most of the diversity outlined on the new tree has been hiding in plain sight.
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Nobody Practices What They Preach

Nobody Practices What They Preach | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Even people who decide what’s right and wrong for a living don’t always behave well.
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Watch Sound Make A Liquid Droplet Levitate

Watch Sound Make A Liquid Droplet Levitate | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.
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Your clothes are killing us

Your clothes are killing us | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The True Cost, a new documentary, chronicles the evils of the clothing industry and asks us to stop buying so much cheap crap.
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The biggest misunderstandings people make about emojis

The biggest misunderstandings people make about emojis | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
As one of the authors on the paper mentioned by Andre, I hope to add a few findings from our research.

In summary, we do find that people interpret emojis differently through a survey done by 304 crowd workers in Amazon Mechanical Turk, potentially causing miscommunications.
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Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think

Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
When people see themselves as self-made, they tend to be less generous and public-spirited.
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The Minecraft Generation

The Minecraft Generation | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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What did Americans know as the Holocaust unfolded? Quite a lot, it turns out.

What did Americans know as the Holocaust unfolded? Quite a lot, it turns out. | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing meets microfilm as students and retirees research how the Holocaust was reported.
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New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
An analysis of handwriting on ancient pottery suggests that literacy may have been more widespread than previously known in the Holy Land around 600 B.C.
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Worlds apart: Panama's indigenous and the Panama Papers

Worlds apart: Panama's indigenous and the Panama Papers | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Indigenous Panamanians fail to benefit from country's growing wealth and dispute notion that money equals riches.
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In Science, It’s Never ‘Just a Theory’

In Science, It’s Never ‘Just a Theory’ | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
When everyone has a theory, actual scientific theories like evolution take a hit.
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A Seahorse Tail Could Inspire Better Robots, Surgical Tools

A Seahorse Tail Could Inspire Better Robots, Surgical Tools | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
An advance in understanding why the seahorse’s tail is made of square plates could inform the next generation of robotics and armor. In an engineering study that looked at the mechanics of how the fish’s tail works, researchers found the structure’s shape is optimized to resist crushing and to grasp while bending and twisting.

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Beads Found in 3,400-year-old Nordic Graves Were Made by King Tut’s Glassmaker -

Beads Found in 3,400-year-old Nordic Graves Were Made by King Tut’s Glassmaker - | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Cobalt glass beads found in Scandinavian Bronze Age tombs reveal trade connections between Egyptians and Mesopotamia 3,400 years ago — and similar religious rituals. Stunning glass beads found in Danish Bronze Age burials dating to 3400 years ago turn out to have come from ancient Egypt – in fact, from the workshop that made the
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Ha ha HA Haha. The Sound Of Laughter Tells More Than You Think

Ha ha HA Haha. The Sound Of Laughter Tells More Than You Think | Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
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