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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart : NPR Audio

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart : NPR Audio | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

 

It turns out, feeling powerless boosted the mirror system — people empathized highly. But, Obhi says, "when people were feeling powerful, the signal wasn't very high at all." So when people felt power, they really did have more trouble getting inside another person's head. 

 

"What we're finding is power diminishes all varieties of empathy," says Dacher Keltner, a social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley, not involved in the new study. He says these results fit a trend within psychological research.

 

by CHRIS BENDEREV


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Jot Nur Fitz's comment, August 12, 2013 12:13 AM
Jerk personality has internal (soul or family) problem, which very crucial to cure, if they themselves not aware.. self-conscious or self-awareness is very important.. to make ourselves to be self-awareness, just look around, think, learn & teach ourselves.. the mindset is to make ourselves better person & to make this world better place to stay... wrong mindset will open negative door inside one self.. this what i learn & teach myself daily.. i dont want MYSELF to be a JERK for whole life, very boring life & boring character, not challenging ha.. jajajaa.. even though i'm not in high post or boss position, i still have JERK character, which sometimes may affected someone else life or giving trouble to others.. jejejeee .. i feel that, my character is my responsibility to be correct..
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Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy

Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

One of the problems we need to solve during this transition is to define a strategy to play the open game. How can we make sure that those who invest in open products get rewarded for their contribution? How can we make sure that one can feed his family from participating in the design, production and distribution of open products. We often hear: "if your product is successful you'll get copied"; "if you offer your recipe to everyone no one will buy your product, people will make it themselves"; etc.

 

Playing the open game is not just about releasing all the information and knowledge about the product.

Games require rules. A lot of efforts have been spent on drafting licenses for open products (see example from p2p foundation). But these licenses are, in some sense, as good as patents, i.e. as good as YOU can defend them.

 

http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License

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The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland

The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Alliance for Wild Ethics is a consortium of individuals and organizations working to ease the spreading devastation of the animate earth through a rapid transformation of culture.

 

ht David McConville

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Stuart Kauffman on Beyond Reductionism

Stuart Kauffman discusses his book Beyond Reductionism...

 

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Generations and Justice

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There is in the U.S. and most other countries one other increasingly significant marginalized population who I think are worthy of our attention. This group is widely recognized but seldom spoken of in terms of justice, exploitation, marginalization and privilege. That population is the unborn generations of our collective future. The ways we marginalize this population are becoming identified, named and recognized in a new field called "intergenerational justice" or "intergenerational equity". In the process of considering fairness, power and obligation among past, present, and future generations, ethicists in this field have noted that the unsustainable use of resources leads to significant intergenerational inequity.

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Frugal Innovation working for the collective good

Jugaad is a Hindi word meaning an innovation; an improvised solution born from ingenuity and resourcefulness when faced with scarce resources.

 

http://jugaadinnovation.com/

 

Frugal Innovation requires some hard questions to be answered. Is it affordable within the context of that economy? Or, is it accessible for everyone within everyday culture? 

 

Frugal Innovation is the means by which everyday people find solutions to everyday problems, by using not much more than their ingenuity, and skills of observation. These entrepreneurs are also social innovators as they work for the collective good.

 

And the story that follows is very much about appreciative inquiry, A requirement for us to listen deeply and learn from all that which surrounds us. Even if it does not come from our normal sources of information and influence. For me this poses the question if we cannot afford business as usual where do we we need to look for inspiration and guidance? How do we minimize resources and maximize value? The answer is we need to look further afield.

 

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Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin

Brilliant! On how people connect to each other and how that influences morality.


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